On May 17, National Idaho Day recognizes the 43rd state to join the union.

A wave of settlement made its way into The Gem State following in the footsteps of the Corps of Discovery. Miners, traders, and missionaries made their way West into the territory of the Nez Perce, Shoshone and Bannock peoples.

Backcountry Roads--Idaho Paperback – March 1, 2008

by Lynna Howard  (Author), Leland Howard (Photographer)
Backcountry Roads–Idaho 

by Lynna Howard  (Author), Leland Howard (Photographer)

The state is dominated by the Rocky Mountains range. Snake River winds its way through the rugged western border of the state carving the deepest river gorge in North America. Hells Canyon National Recreation Area provides spectacular views of the dramatic landscapes the Snake River took thousands of years to sculpt.

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Idaho: The Gem State (2) (State Pride)

by Mark Lisk (Author)

Idaho doesn’t lack scenery. Take any byway, and the next turn will reveal a whole new vista to observe. For example, Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve will seem to erupt before your eyes. This vast lava field formed from ancient volcanic activity.

While exploring Idaho, don’t forget to investigate Hagerman’s Fossil Beds. Excavations of these well-preserved fossils have fascinated paleontologists for generations. If there is an equine interest, be sure to study the Hagerman Horse, too!

Beyond the fossils, entire cityscapes of stone appear. The City of Rocks encountered by native peoples, pioneers and modern-day adventurers became a kind of waystation or landmark for those who were westward bound.

City Of Rocks And Castle Rocks Flexibound – January 1, 2016

by Dave Bingham (Author)
City Of Rocks And Castle Rocks

by Dave Bingham (Author)

Inventors seem to like Idaho. Beyond the list of patents for improvements to printing presses and railroad technology, Idaho is the home of the television. Philo Farnsworth invented the necessary technology that brought the small screen to the mass market.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Explore the byways of The Gem State. Discover the history and people of Idaho. Get inventive and find all the hidden treasures!

See also National Graduation Tassel Day, observed today.

Use #NationalIdahoDay to share on social media.

Sacajawea – Explorer and Guide – (May 1788 – December 20, 1812)

Sacagawea Hardcover – September 22, 1997

by Judith St. George  (Author)
Sacagawea

by Judith St. George  (Author)

Gutzon Borglum – Artist – (March 25, 1867 – March 6, 1941)

Gutzon Borglum: His Life and Work Perfect Paperback – November 1, 2007

by Robin Borglum Carter  (Author)
Gutzon Borglum: His Life and Work Perfect

by Robin Borglum Carter  (Author)

Ezra Pound – Poet – (October 30, 1885 – November 1, 1972)

Ezra Pound: Poems & Translations (LOA #144) (Library of America) Hardcover – October 13, 2003

by Ezra Pound  (Author)
Ezra Pound: Poems & Translations (LOA #144) (Library of America)

by Ezra Pound  (Author)
The Cantos of Ezra Pound (New Directions Paperbook) Paperback – June 17, 1996

by Ezra Pound  (Author)
The Cantos of Ezra Pound (New Directions Paperbook)

by Ezra Pound  (Author)

Carol R. Brink – Author – (December 28, 1895 – August 15, 1981)

Best Short Stories for Children 1st Collection Hardcover – January 1, 1935

by Carol R. Brink (Author)
Best Short Stories for Children 1st Collection Hardcover – January 1, 1935

by Carol R. Brink (Author)

Joe Albertson – Businessman – (October 17, 1906 – January 20, 1993)

Founder of Albertsons Grocery Stores
Albertsons Grocery Stores Founder

J. R. Simplot – Businessman – (January 4, 1909 – May 25, 2008)

. R. Simplot: A billion the hard way Hardcover – October 7, 2000

by Louie Attebery (Author)
J. R. Simplot: A billion the hard way

by Louie Attebery (Author)

Mark Felt – Investigator – (August 17, 1913 – December 18, 2008)

Watergate    Mark Felt - The Man Who Brought down the White House [Blu-ray]

Liam Neeson (Actor), Tom Sizemore (Actor), & 1 more 
Watergate…Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought down the White House  [Blu-ray]

Liam Neeson (Actor), Tom Sizemore (Actor), & 1 more 

Lana Turner – Actress – (February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1955)

Lana Turner: Hearts and Diamonds Take All (Blood Moon's Babylon Series) Kindle Edition

by Darwin Porter  (Author), Danforth Prince (Author)  
Lana Turner: Hearts and Diamonds Take All (Blood Moon’s Babylon Series) Kindle Edition

by Darwin Porter  (Author), Danforth Prince (Author)  


The Postman Always Rings Twice [Blu-ray]

BLU-RAY SINGLE

John Garfield (Actor), Lana Turner (Actor), & 2 more 
The Postman Always Rings Twice

John Garfield (Actor), Lana Turner (Actor), & 2 more 

Harmon Killebrew – Baseball player – (June 29, 1936 – May 17, 2011)

Harmon Killebrew: Ultimate Slugger Hardcover – May 10, 2012

by Steve Aschburner  (Author)
Harmon Killebrew: Ultimate Slugger 

by Steve Aschburner  (Author)

Nikki Sixx – Musician – (December 11, 1958 – )

This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx Hardcover – April 12, 2011

by Nikki Sixx  (Author)
This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx

by Nikki Sixx  (Author)

Picabo Street – Skiier – (April 3, 1971 – )

Picabo: Nothing to Hide Kindle Edition

by Picabo Street  (Author), Dana White (Author)
Picabo: Nothing to Hide

by Picabo Street  (Author), Dana White (Author) 

Hidden Treasure

Center of the Universe – Wallace

Ernest Hemingway’s Grave – Ketchum

Yellowstone’s Zone of Death – Idaho Park

Dugout Dick Memorial – Salmon River

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