4-12 The State of Idaho

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The great state of Idaho became the 43rd state on July 3, 1890.  It's area is 83,557 square miles with 3,100 miles of river (more than any other state).  Its lowest elevation is 738 ft above sea level and its highest elevation is Mt. Borah at 12,662 ft above sea level.  The state capital is Boise.  Idaho is located on the Rocky Mountain range.

Emblem/Symbol Name of Emblem/Symbol Adopted
Motto Esto perpetua (Let it be perpetual) 1891
Nickname Gem State 1863
State Seal The Great Seal of the State of Idaho 1957
State Bird Mountain Bluebird 1931
State Flower Syringa 1931
State Song Here We Have Idaho 1931
State Tree White Pine 1935
State Flag Idaho state flag 1907
State Insect Monarch Butterfly 1992
State Fish Cutthroat Trout 1990
State Animal Appaloosa 1975
State Mineral Star Garnet 1967
State Vegetable Potato 2002
State Dance Square Dance 1989

Complete the questions below.

1.  Idaho became the 43rd state on July 3, .

2.  The state insect is the .

3.  "Here We Have Idaho" is the state .

4.  Esto perpetua, the state motto, means .

5.  The state dance is the .

6.  The White Pine is the state .

7.  The highest elevation is feet above sea level.

8.  Syringa is the state .

9.  The state capital is .

10.  Idaho's nickname is the .



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