Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Birthday, Idaho!

Today is the anniversary of Idaho being admitted to our United States of America.

Date of Admittance:
July 3, 1890 

Parentage: The word "Idaho" appears to be a made-up word! Legend has it that it was coined by 19th century scaliwag George Willing. It originally appeared in papers in 1860 as a possible name for what became Colorado. However, it proved popular and was eventually used as the name for our 43rd state!.

Place in the Family
Number 43
Go West, you States!
Following in the horse-shoes of
Washington (Nov 1889) and
Wyoming (next week, July 10, 1890)

"Let It Be Forever"
if we're talking about the freedom and the
open spaces, I'm with you 100%

The Gem State
Because nearly every mineral can or has been
found in the Idaho mountains!

On the License Plate
"Explore Idaho"
over a scene of mountains
very nice graphic!! 

State Flag
A blue banner with the state seal in the center,
surrounded by 19 stars
(19th state to join after the original 13, making 32)
One of the ugliest state flags for one of the most
beautiful states, unfortunately

First City You Probably Think of
When You Think "Idaho"
uh....there *are* cities in Idaho, right? 

Actual State Capital: Boise

State Size (Area) is 14th of 50.
Population is closer to 39th of 50.
(per 2000 Census figures)

Idaho Sports
There are no professional sports teams in Idaho

Anybody From Idaho
Ever Grow Up To Be President?

Musical Idahoans
Josh Ritter
"Temptation of Adam," "The Curse," etc

Celebrities From Idaho
Gutzon Borglum

sculpture artist,
Mount Rushmore, Stone Mountain, etc

Lana Turner

Mark Felt
FBI Agent,
"Deep Throat" source during
Watergate scandal

Aaron Paul
Emmy-Award actor, "BREAKING BAD"

Idaho Literary Figure
Ezra Pound
The Pisan Cantos

Historical Idahoans
guide for Lewis & Clark

Philo Farnsworth
invented "television"

Greg "Pappy" Boyington
WWII Aerial Ace
and TV Hero
Robert Conrad as Boyington on
"Black Sheep Squadron"

Most Famous Idahoan
Gov Sarah Palin
born and raised in Idaho before moving to Alaska

A Song For You....
"Private Idaho"
by The B-52s
written by The B-52s
(Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Ricky
Wilson, Cindy Wilson, Kate Pierson)
I have absolutely no idea what this song
means, but I still like it! 

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