Idaho's state flag consists of the
state seal centered on a field of blue. The words “State of
Idaho” appear in gold letters on a red and gold band below
MOTTO: "May She Endure Forever"
ENTERED UNION: July 3, 1890
FLAG ADOPTED: March 12, 1907 (with redefined
codes adopted in 1927 & 1957)
COMMENTS: The original flag, tattered and worn
from use, has been restored and placed on permanent
display at the Idaho Historical Museum in Boise.
The 'original' state flag
description stated that the flag should be silk, with a blue
field, 5 feet 6 inches high, 4 feet 4 inches on pike and
bordered by gilt fringe 2 1/2 inches wide, with the State
Seal of Idaho in the center. The words "State of Idaho" is
to be embroidered in gold block letters two inches high on a
red band below the Great Seal. It was adopted by the 1907
legislature. The state seal was designed by Emma Edwards
State Flag, Idaho
State Flag with Fringe, Idaho
- Arco was the first city in the
world to be lighted with electricity generated by nuclear
- To prepare for missions to the
moon, NASA's Apollo astronauts spent time learning about
volcanic rocks at Craters of the Moon National Monument.
- The Big Wood River, sometimes
known as the Upside Down river, has the curious feature
of changing from 100 feet wide by 4 feet deep to 4 feet
wide by 100 feet deep a short distance away.
- Five of history's pioneer
trails, including the Oregon Trail and the California
Trail, cross Southern Idaho. Wagon ruts are still
visible all along the rugged terrain.
- Crystal Ice Cave is a
remarkable underground chamber containing a frozen
river, waterfall, and other formations all preserved at
a consistent 32 degrees Fahrenheit even when the outside
temperature is 95-97 degrees.
- Silver Valley in northern Idaho
is one of the top 10 mining districts in the world. The
area has produced more than $4 billion in precious metal