Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Fun Facts: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Idaho

I know, I know, you're wondering: why on earth is she talking about Idaho today? Well, I happen to be here. Right now. Yes, I'm visiting my sister who lives in Sun Valley, a lovely, if remote, town in the southern part of the state. Maybe you've been here; maybe you haven't. It's beautiful in the summer and has amazing skiing in the winter, in case you're wondering. And here are 9 other things you might not have known about the great state of Idaho:

It's the 13th largest state in the Union.

It has 3100 miles of river, more than any other state.

Its state bird is the bluebird.
State Bird
It's the largest producer of potatoes (okay, I'm pretty sure you might have guessed that one).
Ernest Hemingway is buried here.
Movie star Lana Turner was born here.
The state dance is the square dance (bet you could have guessed that one too).
Poet Ezra Pound was from Idaho.
And finally...
The amazing female force behind American explorers Lewis & Clark, Sacagawea, was also born in Idaho. Let's hear it for great women! And great states. Hey, visit Idaho if you ever have a chance.
And enjoy your weekend :)

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