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The same year Congress created Colorado Territory, a county called Idaho County was created in eastern Washington Territory.
The county was named after a steamship named Idaho, which was launched on the Columbia River in 1860.
territory with the signing of the Oregon Treaty of 1846, but a separate Idaho Territory was not organized until 1863, instead being included for periods in Oregon Territory and Washington Territory.
The state's south-east incorporates part of the Great Basin.
To the north, it shares a small portion of the Canadian border with the province of British Columbia. In the early 19th century, Idaho was considered part of the Oregon Country, an area disputed between the U. The state's north, the relatively isolated Idaho Panhandle, is closely linked with Eastern Washington with which it shares the Pacific Time Zone – the rest of the state uses the Mountain Time Zone.
With a population of approximately 1.7 million and an area of 83,569 square miles (216,440 km), Idaho is the 14th largest, the 12th least populous and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 U. The state's south includes the Snake River Plain (which has most of the population and agricultural land).
The Salmon River empties into the Snake in Hells Canyon and forms the southern boundary of Nez Perce County on its north shore, of which Lewiston is the county seat.
However, the name "Idaho" did not fall into obscurity.The second is "dah" which is the Shoshoni stem or root for both "sun" and "mountain". The landscape is rugged with some of the largest unspoiled natural areas in the United States.The third syllable, "how", denotes the exclamation and stands for the same thing in Shoshoni that the exclamation mark (! The Shoshoni word is "Ee-dah-how", and the Indian thought thus conveyed when translated into English means, "Behold! For example, at 2.3 million acres (930,000 ha), the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area is the largest contiguous area of protected wilderness in the continental United States.In the early 1860s, when the United States Congress was considering organizing a new territory in the Rocky Mountains, eccentric lobbyist George M.
Willing suggested the name "Idaho", which he claimed was derived from a Shoshone language term meaning "the sun comes from the mountains" or "gem of the mountains". Congress decided to name the area Colorado Territory when it was created in February 1861.
) is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho was eventually admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890, becoming the 43rd state.