When was Idaho named the Gem State?

How did Idaho get the name Gem State?

The word Idaho was supposedly derived from a purported Indian word “E- Dah-Hoe” meaning “Gem of the Mountains” or “Light on the Mountain.” In truth, it was a neologism taken by those politically interested in getting the Idaho Territory established.

What’s the oldest town in Idaho?

The oldest continually settled town in Idaho, Franklin was founded in 1860 by Mormon pioneers.

Is Idaho a Native American name?

Perhaps you have heard more than one of them. Almost all of them say that “Idaho” is a Native American word. This is not true. The name “Idaho” was made up in the mid-1800’s.

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