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Moving to Idaho
Idaho is known for potatoes and is in fact the number one producer of potatoes in the United States. Of course, the state vegetable is the potato. Idaho grows about 27 billion spuds annually. Blackfoot is home to the World Potato Exposition and there you will find the world's largest potato chip. The state also ranks #1 in production of trout, Austrian winter peas, and lentils. Idaho is also beautiful country and has 3,100 miles of rivers, more than any other state. Five of history's pioneer trails, including the Oregon Trail and the California Trail, cross Southern Idaho. Wagon ruts are still visible all along the rugged terrain.
Idaho became the 43rd state in 1890 and is the 14th largest state in the US with land area of 83,575 square miles. It is the 39th most populace state with a population of 1.4 million people. The world's first nuclear power plant is located at the Idaho National Environmental and Engineering Laboratory (INEEL), near Arco. The Atomic Energy Commission first offered the town of Arco electricity generated by atomic energy in 1953. Rigby is the birthplace of Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of the television. Modern technology and unspoiled natural beauty Idaho has a balance of both.
Now that you are moving to Idaho, share these bits of interesting Idaho trivia with your friends and family:
State Capital is Boise.
Idaho is bordered by Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Canada.
State Motto: "Esto Perpetua" meaning "It is forever."
The Fosbury Flop, a famous high jumping technique, was invented by Ketchum resident Dick Fosbury.
State Nickname is The Gem State: Idaho produces 72 types of precious and semi-precious stones. Some of these stones cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
State Gem is the Star Garnet.
63% of Idaho is public land.
Boise is the largest city, followed by Pocatello and Nampa.
The top industries are manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism.
The deepest river gorge in North America is Idaho's Hells Canyon at 7,900 feet deep.
State Bird is the Mountain Bluebird.
The longest main street in America, 33 miles in length, can be found in Island Park.
State Flower is the Syringa.
Idaho has only one telephone area code.
State Tree is the Western White Pine.
State Horse is the Appaloosa.
Ernest Hemingway lived in Idaho, captivated by its wild beauty. He is buried in Ketchum, where he died on July 2, 1961.
State Insect is the Monarch Butterfly.
State Folk Dance is the Square Dance.
The word "potato" first appeared on an Idaho license plate in 1928.
There are more than 200 potato varieties grown in the US.
Enjoy your new home Idaho!