The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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March 24, 2014

President Theodore Roosevelt established the Caribou National Forest in 1907 in this state

- — 1.Kuna is known as the Gateway City to the Birds of Prey Natural Area.

2.Birds of Prey Wildlife Area is home to the world's most dense population of nesting eagles, hawks, and falcons.

3.At 5897 feet elevation, Mackay calls itself the Top of Idaho because it is the nearest city to Mt. Borah, the highest mountain in Idaho.

4.Soda Springs boasts the largest man-made geyser in the world.

5.Lewiston is located at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers. The elevation is 738 feet above sea level.

6.The Treasure Valley area around Nampa is known as Idaho's Banana Belt.

7.During the 1860s an Oregon Shoreline Railroad base camp called Boomerang was constructed in Payette.

8.Pocatello is home to Idaho State University.

9.Post Falls is known as Idaho's River City.

10.Saint Stanislaus Church, in Rathdrum, is the oldest brick church in the state of Idaho.

11.Rigby is known as the birthplace of television since it is Philo T. Farnsworth's hometown. Farnsworth pioneered television technology.

12.Under Idaho law only two forms of city government are allowed: a mayor/councilor or a council/manager form.

13.Shelley has been the home of the Idaho Annual Spud Day since 1927.

14.Sun Valley is recognized as the home of America's first destination ski resort.

15.Weiser is Home of the National Old Time Fiddlers Contest.

16.The "Idaho Enterprise" published its first issue on June 6, 1879 and is one of the oldest weekly publications in Idaho.

17.President Theodore Roosevelt established the Caribou National Forest in 1907. The area now covers more than 1 million acres in southeast Idaho.

18.In 1924 local McCall resident and Olympic ski champion, Cory Engen, started the celebration known as the Winter Carnival to help curb the boredom of the long McCall winters.

19.Meridian is named for the Boise Meridian, the Idaho land surveyor's north-south line running through Initial Point, located 16 miles due south of the city.

20.Annually Mountain Home Air Force Appreciation Day boasts presenting the largest parade in Idaho.

21.Idaho ghost towns include Silver City, Yankee Fork, Gold Dredge, and the Sierra Silver Mine.

22.Sawtooth Mountain/Sawtooth National Recreational Area was named for its jagged profile.

23.Anderson Dam is known for its blue-ribbon fly-fishing.

24.Idaho's first territorial prison was opened in 1872. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was converted into a public facility after the last prisoners were removed in 1974.

25.Seven Devils' Peaks, one of the highest mountain ranges in Idaho, Includes Heaven's Gate Lookout, where sightseers can look into four states.

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