Idaho State Flags & Banners available in all sizes in nylon and polyester. Idaho was admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890, as the 43rd state. Idaho's nickname is the "Gem State", because nearly every known type of gemstone has been found there and it is one of only two places int he world where star garnets can be found in any significant quantities. Idaho is also sometimes called the "Potato State" because of its popular and widely distributed potato crop. See our great Idaho state birthday souvenirs and gifts.
The region was explored by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in 1805–1806.
It was then a part of the Oregon country, held jointly by the United States and Great Britain. Boundary disputes with Great Britain were settled by the Oregon Treaty in 1846, and the first permanent U.S. settlement in Idaho was established by the Mormons at Franklin in 1860.
Idaho was admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890, as the 43rd state.
Some Idaho Symbols
1. State Bird
2. State Mammal
3. State Flower
4. State Butterfly
5. State Fruit
6. State Tree
7. State Gemstone
8. State Fossil
9. State Fish
10. State Vegetable
Mountain Bluebird - The lovely mountain bluebird was designated the official state bird of Idaho in 1931.The mountain bluebird is a small thrush found on ranchland and other open areas of the American West.
Appaloosa- Idaho designated the native appaloosa as the official state horse in 1975. The original appaloosas were highly regarded as hardy range horses.
Syringa - Syringa was designated the official state flower of Idaho in 1931.Syringa is a woody shrub with clusters of white, fragrant flowers that grows up to 10 feet tall.
Monarch Butterfly - The Monarch Butterfly was designated the official state insect of Idaho in 1992. Adult monarch butterfly are brilliant in color as a warning to predators.
Huckleberry - The huckleberry was designated the official state fruit of Idaho in 2000. Several huckleberry species of huckleberry are native to Idaho.
Western White Pine - The majestic western white pine was designated the official state tree of Idaho in 1935. The largest and best western white pine forests can be found in northern Idaho in the Coeur d’Alene and Bitterroot Mountains.
Star Garnet - The star garnet was designated the official state stone or gem of Idaho in 1967. More precious than either star rubies or star sapphires, the Idaho garnet is usually dark purple or plum in color, with four rays in the star.
Hagerman Horse - The Hagerman horse fossil was designated the official state fossil of Idaho in 1988. 3.5 million year old sediments at the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument in Idaho contain the world's richest known fossil deposits from the late Pliocene epoch.
Cutthroat Trout - The cutthroat trout was designated the official state fish of Idaho in 1990.
Potato - The potato was designated the official state vegetable of Idaho in 2002. Idaho's rich volcanic soil, water from melting snow in nearby mountains, clean air, sunny days and cool nights combine to produce consistently high-quality potatoes that have made Idaho famous worldwide.
Did you know?
Seven Devils' Peaks, one of the highest mountain ranges in Idaho, Includes Heaven's Gate Lookout, where sightseers can look into four states.
President Theodore Roosevelt established the Caribou National Forest in 1907. The area now covers more than 1 million acres in southeast Idaho.
Hell's Canyon is the deepest gorge in America.
Rigby is known as the birthplace of television since it is Philo T. Farnsworth's hometown. Farnsworth pioneered television technology.
In Idaho law forbids a citizen to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.
American Falls is unique from most communities because the entire town was moved in the mid-1920s when the original American Falls Dam was constructed.