Idaho is located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Its capital and second largest city is Boise. Idaho became a member of the Union on July 3, 1890 and is the 43rd state to do so.
Originally inhabited by the Nez Perce and the Shoshone Indians, Idaho eventually became a part of the Oregon Territory before becoming a state. Legend has it that Idaho got its name from a joke: When congress was considering it for statehood a lobbyist by the name of George Willing suggested the word Idaho, claiming it was a Shoshone word for “Gem of the Mountains.” He later claimed that he made it up.
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