The US Territory of Idaho was created on March 3, 1863. This territory, named after a ubiquitous Indian word supposedly meaning “gem of the mountains” or “sunrise,” lasted for 27 years before becoming a state on July 3, 1890. Idaho Territory originally included parts of modern-day Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Although Idaho is now best known for its potatoes, the territory was originally a mining territory on the way to Oregon.
Things we love about Idaho:
- The summers!
- The many outdoor recreational options–everything from white-water rafting to hiking to caving
- The friendly people
- Easy access to Island Park, Yellowstone, and Jackson Hole
- The dry climate
- The scenery (the mountains, the potato fields, and the Snake River)
- The potatoes
- The cost of living
- Idaho Spud candy bars
- The small-town feel
- The temples
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