|Nickname||The Gem State|
|Governor||Butch Otter, R|
|Senator||Mike Crapo, R |
|Senator||James Risch, R |
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|Ratification of Constitution/or statehood||July 3, 1890 (43rd)|
|Motto: "Esto Perpetua" (Let it be Perpetual)|
Idaho is a state in the USA, becoming the 43rd state to enter the Union on July 3, 1890. It is to the south of Canada, to the north of Nevada, to the west of Montana and to the east of Washington and Oregon. Idaho is known for producing potatoes.
- Sen. Mike Crapo (R)
- Sen. James Risch (R)
- Rep. Raul Labrador [R, ID-1]
- Rep. Michael Simpson [R, ID-2]
- Governor Butch Otter (R)
- Lt. Governor Brad Little (R)
- State Controller Donna Jones (R)
- Secretary of State Ben Ysursa (R)
- State Treasurer Ron Crane (R)
- Attorney General Lawrence Wasden (R)
- Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna (R)
Three major universities are located in Idaho. In the city of Moscow, in northwestern Idaho on the border of Washington, is the University of Idaho. Boise State University, located in southwestern Idaho in the city of Boise, is the biggest and most well known University. In the city of Pocatello, Idaho State University can be found. Recently, Boise State University has had great success in NCAA football, winning their first BCS Bowl game this past winter with their thrilling Fiesta Bowl victory over Oklahoma.
The capital and largest city of Idaho is Boise.
The state is known as the Gem state.
The name "Idaho" is almost certainly a word made up by lobbyist George Willing, who falsely claimed it was a word in the Shoshone language. 
The movie Napoleon Dynamite was set in Idaho, and the Idaho State House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring the movie. 
Notable people from Idaho
Philo Farnsworth, a pioneer of television, was from Rigby.
Author Ernest Hemingway lived in Ketchum.
Ezra Pound, a notable Modernist poet, was born in Hailey.