5 Idaho Facts That Even Your Grandparents Don’t Know About

5 Idaho Facts That Even Your Grandparents Don’t Know About

5 facts about Idaho that you & your grandparents (hopefully) don't know about!

You’re probably thinking “there’s not much else I don’t know about Idaho”, which is why I have scoured the internet to surprise you with facts that I’m sure you or your grandparents aren’t too familiar with about your state! I have links on each fact so you can click & see more about that fact.

Fact #1: Idaho is bigger than Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, & Rhode Island Combined!

I’ve never really thought about how big Idaho really is until I started researching, which is why I thought this fact should be #1.

Fact #2: Idaho had the first nuclear-powered city in the world

The town that accomplished this was Arco, Idaho on July 17th, 1955. Sadly, it also had the world’s first fatal reactor accident on January 3rd, 1961.

Fact #3: Idaho has the only state seal designed by a woman

Now, this fact is cool. In 1891, a year after Idaho gained statehood, Idaho held a design competition & a woman by the name of Emma Edwards who was a Boise transplant & art teacher at the time ended up winning. Her drawing of a male miner & a female goddess also led to her win $100.

Fact #4: The Bruneau Sand Dunes are the tallest sand dunes in all of North America

It stands at 470 feet high so you bet riding down the dunes on a snowboard is definitely on my bucket list. It is believed that the dunes started about 15,000 years ago from the Bonneville Flood.

Fact #5: There are 95 ghost towns in Idaho

Add this to my bucket list as well! A spooky road trip during the October months to all 95 ghost towns has been pushed to my list of top 5 things to do in Idaho. If you click on the link that’s on the title you can see the whole list & more information about each of those 95 ghost towns!

Hopefully, you learned a thing or two about the beautiful state of Idaho! I definitely did.

Steve "Scuba" Nielsen

Steve "Scuba" Nielsen

An expert at going out.

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