Idaho State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Idaho as the 43rd state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Idaho.
Date of Statehood:
July 3, 1890
1,429,096 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Idaho produces about one fourth of the nation's potato crop, as well as wheat, apples, corn, barley, sugar beets, and hops.
Idaho produces more than one fifth of all the silver mined in the U.S. It also ranks high among the states in antimony, lead, cobalt, garnet, phosphate rock, vanadium, zinc, mercury, and gold.
The Gem State
Esto Perpetua (Let it be perpetual.)
Syringa (Legislation of 1931)
Western White Pine (Legislation of 1935)
Mountain Bluebird (Legislation of 1931)
Cutthroat Trout (Legislation of 1990)
Monarch Butterfly (Legislation of 1992)
Star Garnet (Legislation of 1967)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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