This Day in Idaho History

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.

The Idaho Teton Mountains.  Image credit

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