Idaho Research Paper

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Idaho. When people hear Idaho, they think of a pretty pointless state that has a lot of potatoes. It doesn’t seem like there’s anything important in Idaho; no big cities or popular attractions. Who would guess that Idaho has such an interesting and diverse history? A book should never be judged by it’s cover, and a state should never be judged by the lack of things you hear about it throughout your life. Idaho was originally explored by Lewis and Clark from 1805-1806. Until 1846, it was a part of the Oregon country, which was owned by The United States and Great Britain. In 1846, the Oregon Treaty resolved border disputes between America and Great Britain. Mormons established the first permanent U.S. settlement in 1860, at Franklin. In the 1860’s, Idaho had a part in The Gold Rush. Gold was discovered in Orofino Creek, and prospectors came to strike it rich in the territory of Idaho. These miners…show more content…
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