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Idaho Historical Background & Links


History and genealogy are tightly tied together, with a great deal that has been written about the state's history containing loads of information of interest to genealogists. This page contains links to resources on the web, both within IDGENWEB and elsewhere, about Idaho history.

Quick Facts about Idaho

Nickname: Gem State.
Motto: Esto Perptua meaning "may she endure forever."
State Tree: Western White Pine (Pinus monticola)
State Flower: Western Syringa (Philadelphus lewisii)
State Bird: Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)
Became a Territory: 4 March 1863 (included most of Montana/Wyoming at that time)
Formed from: Oregon and Washington Territories (at least the portion that became Idaho State)
Admission to Statehood: 3 July 1890

Resourceful Links for Idaho