Origin of Idahoafter Idaho, where principally grown
Origin of Idahoname said to be a Native American word but in fact invented by a local businessman, who origin, originally suggested it (1860) for the Colo. Territory; later given (1863) to territory that became the state of Idaho; possibly from a similar word in Shoshonean or Kiowa
Abbr. ID or Id.
Origin of IdahoAfter Idaho where it is chiefly grown
- A state of the United States of America Capital: Boise.
- An Idaho potato.
When a name was being selected for new territory, eccentric lobbyist George M. Willing suggested "Idaho," which he claimed was a Native American term meaning "gem of the mountains". It was later revealed Willing had made up the name himself.
- By Wyoming and Idaho; W.
- The fauna and flora of Idaho are similar in general to those of the other states in the north-western part of the United States.
- Gowen (1836-1889), president of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company, sent James McParlan, an Irish Catholic and a Pinkerton detective (who some thirty years later attracted attention in the investigation of the assassination of Governor Steunenberg of Idaho), to the mining region in 1873; he joined the order, lived among the "Molly Maguires" for more than two years, and even became secretary of the Shenandoah division, one of the most notoriously criminal lodges of the order.
- They've got fifty agents going all over the state of Idaho looking for an old lady.
- Bancroft, The Northwest Coast (2 vols., San Francisco, 1884), and Oregon (2 vols., ibid., 1886-1888), Washington, Idaho and Montana (ibid., 1890); George Vancouver, Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean (3 vols., London, 1797); Elwood Evans, Washington (Tacoma, Washington, 1893); and E.