Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
potatoes . Idaho produces more potatoes than any other state.
|By what was the treeless plain in the southern part of the state formed?||Idaho Geography
lava flows. Most of the state's population live in this Snake River Plain area.
agriculture. Idaho's leading industries were agriculture and mining. Now Science and Technology are the most important.
silver. Gold is also mined.
Continental Divide. The Continental Divide is the ridge of mountains that divides eastward flowing rivers from westward flowing rivers.
|Where does the major river in the south of Idaho have its source?||Idaho Geography
Yellowstone National Park. The Snake River is 1,038 miles in length.
|Which major river runs through the southern part of Idaho and forms part of the state's western boundary?||Idaho Geography
Snake. After leaving Idaho the Snake flows through Washington to join the Columbia River. The Salmon is a tributary of the Snake.
|Which Canadian province or provinces borders the north of Idaho?||Idaho Geography
British Columbia. British Columbia borders three states: Washington, Idaho, and Montana to the south, and Alaska to the north.
|Two states border Idaho to the west. Which is the northernmost?||Idaho Geography
Washington . Most of the border between Washington and Oregon is formed by the Snake River as it flows northwards
|This famous American author wrote 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' in Sun Valley. He's buried in Ketchum, where he died in 1961. Who is he?||Idaho Fun Facts
Ernest Hemingway . 'Papa' Hemingway was said to have been captivated by the wild beauty of Idaho.
River of No Return. The Salmon is America's longest free-flowing river that heads and flows in a single state. It received this unflattering nickname from the difficulty of navigating it.
|What famous woman was named Idaho's First Professional Woman by the Idaho Federation of Business and Professional Women?||Idaho Fun Facts
Sacajawea. Sacajawea was the Native American guide who gained notoriety when she led the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1805. Her many roles included interpreter, cook, wilderness guide, and horse trader, the latter for which she was best known.
Snake. The Snake River forms the boundary between Idaho and Oregon, its western neighbor. The walls of Hell's Canyon, the deepest canyon in America, go as high as 7,900 feet.
|Houses of ill-repute were closed down in Wallace, Idaho, in what year?||North Idaho
1986. The F.B.I. shut down the houses. One has been made into a museum of ill-repute.
|North Idaho is home to the two largest lakes in Idaho -- Couer d'Alene Lake and ?||North Idaho
Lake Pend Oreille. Pend Oreille lake is a large deep water lake, excellent for fishing, water sking. Sandpoint, Idaho is located on the lake.
|Couer d'Alene Resort Golf course is home to the world's only floating green?||North Idaho
True. In Bayview, Idaho, the navy test sonar for subs.
false. North Idaho is mostly tall, beautiful mountains.
|The towns of Kellogg, Wallace, Cataldo, and Enaville are all part of an area known as the _____ ? ||North Idaho
Silver Valley. The Silver Valley is known for very rich silver deposits in its many mines.
f. Boise is the largest with a population of 125,738 (1990 census), Pocatello is second, and Idaho Falls is third. Other of Idaho's largest towns are Nampa, Lewiston, and Twin Falls.
Idahoan. Some famous Idahoans include Lana Turner and Mariel Hemingway.
44. Three elected commissioners conduct each different county's buisness.
Borah Peak. Borah Peak, also called Mount Borah, is just north of Mackay. It is 12,662 feet high.
Custer. The geographic center is in Custer, southwest of Challis.
"Here We Have Idaho". The state song was written by McKinley Helm, Albert J. Tompkins, and Sallie Hume-Douglas. It was orginally called "Our Idaho", but the title was changed when it became the state song in 1931.
f. The state horse is the Appaloosa, a horse bred by the Nez Perce Indians. They are recognized by their solid color everywhere except for the rump, which is spotted. The legislature made it the state horse in 1975.
Star garnet. The "star" in the garnet has four rays and seems to float on the surface of the stone. Sometimes, a stone is found with six rays. Star garnets are usually dark purple or plum-colored and became the state the state gem in 1967.
Cutthroat trout. The name for the cutthroat trout is named because of the the red slashes under its jaw. It was chosen as the state fish in 1990.
White syringa. The beautiful white syringa is also called mock orange. Its shrub has short, leafy branches with clusters of white blossoms with four petals. It was made the state flower in 1931.
Western white pine. The wood of the white pine has a straight grain and a soft, even texture. It provides wonderful shade and has been the state tree since 1935.
Mountain bluebird. The mountain bluebird has bright blue feathers and is about seven inches long. It was selected as the state bird in 1931.