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Territory, Lewis and Clark,Idaho Sybols

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How many Official Idaho state holidays are there? 10
How many square miles large is Idaho? 83,557 square miles
What is the Idaho state motto and what does it mean? "Esto Perpetua" which is Latin for "Let it be perpetual (forever)"
Where is the lowest elevation in Idaho and what is that elevation? 770 feet above sea level at the Snake River in Lewiston
Where is the highest elevation in Idaho and what is that elevation? 12,662 feet above sea level at the summit of Mt. Borah, in Custer County, in the Lost River Range.
Where did the name Idaho come from originally? It was suggested for Colorado, but was the name of a steamship which traveled the Columbia River.
On what date did Idaho enter the Union (become a state)? July 3, 1890
Name the largest lake in Idaho. Lake Pend Oreille at 180 square miles
On what date did Idaho become a territory? March 4, 1863
Which U.S. president signed the act making Idaho a territory? Abe Lincoln
Where is the geographic center of Idaho? settlement of Custer on the Yankee Fork river, Custer County.
What is the hottest temperature ever recorded in Idaho, and where was it recorded? 118 degrees at Orofino July 28, 1934
How many navigable rivers does Idaho have, and name them. 5 navigable rivers. Snake, Coeur d'Alene, St. Joes, St. Maries, and Kootenai Rivers.
What is Idaho's nickname? The Gem State
How many of the United States were discovered by Europeans before Idaho? 49. We were the last state to be discovered.
How wide is Idaho at its widest point? 305 miles wide
How long is Idaho at its longest point? 479 miles long
How wide is Idaho at its narrowest point? 45 miles wide
How long is Idaho at its shortest point? 164 miles long
What is the county seat of Ada County? Boise
What is the county seat of Canyon County? Caldwell
How many verses are there in our state song? 2
Who wrote the verses to our state song? Albert Tompkins
Who wrote the chorus of our state song? McKinley Helm
Who wrote the music to our state song? Sallie-Hume Douglas
What is the name of our state song? Here We Have Idaho
How many landforms are listed in the state song? Name them. 4. Valleys, Hills, Nook, Rills
What minerals are named in our state song? Silver and gold
What was the original title for the music our state song is set to? Garden of Paradise
In what year was "Here We Have Idaho" designated as our state song by the Idaho legislature? 1931
Originally called "Our Idaho", for which school was this the alma mater? University of Idaho
Name the Idaho state dance and the year it became an official symbol. The square dance in 1989
Name the Idaho state horse and the year it became an official symbol. The Appaloosa in 1975
Name the Idaho state fish and the year it became an official symbol. The Cut-throat Trout in 1990
Name the Idaho state flower and the year it became an official symbol. The syringa in 1931.
Name the Idaho state fossil and the year it became an official symbol. The Hagerman Horse Fossil in 1988.
Name the Idaho state fruit. The huckleberry
Name the Idaho state bird and the year it became an official symbol. The Mountain Bluebird in 1931.
Name the Idaho state raptor and the year it became an official symbol the Peregrine falcon in 2004.
Name the Idaho state gem and the year it became an official symbol. The star garnet in 1967
Name the state tree and the year it became an official symbol. the Western White Pine in 1935
Name the state insect and the year it became an official symbol. the Monarch butterfly in 1992.
Name the state vegetable. The potato
Who is the current governor of Idaho, and how many terms has he served? C.L. "Butch" Otter. 3 terms
Who is the current Lieutenant Governor of Idaho? Brad Little
What are the requirements that need to be met to be a U.S. Senator? Get the most popular votes, Be at least 30 years old, Be a U.S. citizen for at least 9 years, Must live in the state for which you are chosen.
How long is a term for a U.S. Senator? 6 years
How many U.S. senators does Idaho have? 2
Name the Idaho U.S. Senators, how many terms they have served, and the district they represent. Michael D. Crapo, 2nd district, 3 terms. James E. Risch, 1st district, 2 terms
What are the necessary requirements to be a U.S. Representative? At least 25 years old, U.S. citizen for at least 7 years, Live in the state for which you are chosen, win the most popular votes
How long is a term for U.S. Representatives? 2 years.
Who are the Representatives from Idaho, which districts do they represent, and how many terms have they served? Raul Labrador-District 1--3 terms. Michael Simpson-District 2- 8 terms
Who is the Idaho Secretary of State? Lawerence Denney
Who is the Idaho State Controller? Brandon D. Woolf
Who is the Idaho State Treasurer? Ron Crane
Who is the Idaho Attorney General? Lawrence G. Wasden
Who is the Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction? Sherri Ybarra
Name the Idaho state fruit. Huckleberry
What are the 5 qualifications needed to be a voter in Idaho? Be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, live in Idaho for at least 30 days before election day, live in the county at least 30 days before voting, be registered to vote.
Who is the Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court? Roger S. Burdick
Name the other 4 Idaho Supreme Court Justices Warren E Jones, Jim Jones, Joel Horton, Daniel T Eismann
In the Idaho Legislature, how many Senators are there, and how many Representatives are there? 35 Senators, 70 Representatives
How many Legislative districts are there in Idaho? 35; each served by 1 Senator and 2 Representatives.
Who presides over the Senate? The Lieutenant Governor
Who presides over the House of Representatives? The speaker of the House
What is the highest level of schooling achieved by C.L. Butch Otter? A Bachelor of Arts Degree
What is the highest level of schooling achieved by Brad Little? A Bachelor of Science Degree
What is the highest level of schooling achieved by Lawerence Denney? A Bachelor of Science Degree
What is the highest level of schooling achieved by Michael Simpson? Graduate of Utah State University and Washington University School of Dentistry
What is the highest level of schooling achieved by Brandon D Woolf? A Master's Degree rom Boise State University
What is the highest level of schooling held by Ron Crane? An Associates Degree
What is the highest level of schooling achieved by Lawrence D Wasden? A J.D. from the University of Idaho and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Brigham Young University
What is the highest level of schooling achieved by Sherri Ybarra? An Ed. S.E.D.
Does the boundary line between Congressional District one and Congressional District two run more North/South, or East /West? North/South
Describe the general climate in Idaho. It is diverse, with more precipitation in the northern parts, warmer summer temperatures in the southern part, no hurricanes, and tornadoes are rare.
What major event caused Idaho to be recognized as a territory earlier than expected? A gold rush
Which U.S. President approved Idaho as a territory? President Abraham Lincoln
On what date did Idaho become an official territory? March 4, 1863
Who designed the Idaho State seal? Emma Edwards (Green)
What prize did the designer of the Idaho State seal receive? $100.00
What is unique (special) about the designer of the Idaho State seal? She is the first, and only, woman to design the Great Seal of a state.
What important event happened on January 18, 1803? President Thomas Jefferson requested funds for the Lewis and Clark Expedition
What happened in December of 1803? Winter quarters were set at Camp Wood, Illinois
On what date did the expedition leave to begin their journey, and from where did they leave? May 10, 1804, from St. Charles, Missouri
During the expedition, what event occurred on August 20, 1804, and why was it significant? Sergeant Floyd died--the only member of the expedition to die during the trip.
On what date did Meriwether Lewis cross Lemhi Pass into present-day Idaho? August 12, 1805
During the expedition, what notable event occurred on August 17, 1805? Sacajawea recognized her brother, Chief Cameahwait
On what date did the expedition leave Idaho on their journey west? October 10, 1805
On what date did the expedition reach the Pacific ocean, and what did they write in their journal? November 7, 1805, "We are in view of the ocean".
On what date was the Fort Clatsop site selected? December 7, 1805
On what date did the expedition leave Fort Clatsop to start the return trip home? March 23, 1806
During the expedition's return trip to St. Louis, what milestone was reached on June 28, 1806 They reached Lolo Pass and left Idaho
What important event happened in the Lewis and Clark Expedition on July 3, 1806? The expedition split in two. Lewis led a group east along the Blackfoot River, Clark led a group south.
On what date did the Expedition return back to St. Louis, Missouri? September 23, 1806
In what year was the resolution to make Boise the Idaho capital passed? 1864
In what year was Boise officially made the capital of Idaho? 1865
In what year was land set aside for the Coeur d'Alene reservation, and by which U.S. president? 1873, President Ulysses S. Grant
In what year did telephone service first reach Idaho, and where? 1883, Hailey, Idaho
What three major events happened in Idaho in the year 1882? Northern Pacific Railroad completed across northern part of Idaho, first electric light at Philadelphia Smelter near Ketchum, and construction began on New York Canal.
What big events occurred for Idaho in 1890? Idaho became the 43rd state, signed in by Pres. Benjamin Harrison, Great Northern Railroad completed across northern part of state, first legislative and statewide elections held
On what date was the Comprehensive Irrigation law enacted? March 9, 1895
In what year did Governor Steunenberg call in federal troops to suppress riots in Coeur d'Alene mining district? 1899
In what year did the largest sawmill in the USA begin operating and where was it? 1906 in Potlatch
In what year was William Borah elected to the U.S. senate, and Harry Orchard sentenced to life in prison for killing Steunenberg? 1907
In what year was the Idaho state flag adopted? 1907
In what year was Sun Valley established, the first ski lift in the world opened at Sun Valley, and William Borah became the first presidential candidate from Idaho? 1936
When was paving completed on the north south highway in Idaho (highway 95)? 1938
Gowen Field was completed and becomes a military air base, and JR Simplot opened a food dehydrator plant in Caldwell in what year? 1941
In what year did the National Reactor Testing Station become the first place in the world using nuclear fission to produce electricity? 1951
What event occurred in Boise on July 12, 1953? Television came to Idaho--KIDO-TV, now KTVB
In what year did Cecil Andrus resign as governor of Idaho to become the US Secretary of the Interior? 1977
In what year did the INEL inject plutonium into the Snake river plain aquifer? 1979
What Senate position was Senator Frank church appointed as Chairman to in 1979? Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Claude Dallas, convicted for killing two game wardens in 1982, escaped from the Idaho Penitentiary on March 30th of what year? 1986
In what year was the prohibition against state lotteries lifted, or removed by popular vote? 1988
1988 was the year Governor Andrus temporarily banned shipments of WHAT from coming to Idaho? Nuclear Waste
On what date did Idaho celebrate its Statehood Centennial? July 3, 1990
Giant Slalom skier, Picabo (pronounced Peek-a-boo) Street, won gold at the Olympic winter Games of what year? 1998
How long was the longest legislative session in history, and in what year did it happen? 118 days in 2003
In what year did Idaho sales tax go up to 6%? 2003
In what year did the sales tax go down to 5%, Idaho troops deployed to Iraq and the Persian Gulf, and the Nez Perce water agreement was passed? 2005
In 2006, President Bush nominated Idaho governor Dirk Kempthorne to what position? U.S. Secretary of the Interior
What was the biggest news story of the year in 2007? Senator Larry Craig's arrest
What did the BSU Bronco Football team achieve in 2007? They won their first Fiesta Bowl!
What was the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Idaho in 2008? $4.00 a gallon
In what year did President Barack Obama first visit Idaho? 2008
What did the Tamarack Ski Resort do in 2009? They closed.
What year did Idaho hold its first gray wolf hunts? 2009
In 2010, Governor Butch Otter was the first governor IN THE NATION to do what? Sue the Federal Government over provisions in the nationwide health care reform
What was the most hotly debated topic in the 2011 Idaho Legislative Session? Education Reform
Name the state amphibian and the year it became official. The Idaho Giant Salamander, 2015
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