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Discovering and Moving to Idaho

Moving to Idaho

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Idaho

What makes Idaho unique? The short answer to this question is that it is different than what you have become used to. In addition more people are are looking for a new place for a brand new start, and some would like to know if moving to Idaho could be a place for their best interests. Idaho has lots of elbow room. Out of the 50 US States, Idaho is 14th in overall area containing a total that exceeds 83,500 sq. miles - around half the size of California. However Idaho is 39th among the states, although, in population, there is under one and one half million people living in Idaho. That is somewhat equal to the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania population.

The Idaho region was explored by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in 18051806. It was then a part of the Oregon country, held jointly by the United States and Great Britain. Boundary disputes with Great Britain were settled by the Oregon Treaty in 1846, and the first permanent U.S. settlement in Idaho was established by the Mormons at Franklin in 1860.

After gold was discovered at Orofino Creek in 1860, prospectors swarmed into the territory, but they left little more than a number of ghost towns.


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