If you are feeling a little more state pride today than usual, we can guess why. Today, May 17, is National Idaho Day! The day is intended to celebrate everything about the 43rd state.
Idaho Day was celebrated first back in March, marking the day the Idaho territory was created. Idaho's official admission date into the United States isn't until July 3.
According to National Day Calendar , settlers first made their way into the Gem State, following in the footsteps of the Corps of Discovery. Miners, traders and missionaries made their way west into the territory of the Nez Perce, Shoshone and Bannock tribes.
Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve and Hagerman Fossil Beds are some highlight of the beautiful scenery we have to offer, if you are looking to head out and explore today.
Inventors also seem to like Idaho. Patents for improvements to printing presses and railroad were made here, but Idaho is also the home of the television. Philo Farnsworth invented the necessary tech that brought the small screen to the mass market.
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Video courtesy of Visit Idaho .