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If you have much familiarity with the state of Idaho, then chances are you know how fantastic the state’s capital of Boise is! The largest city in the Gem State is full of fun things to do and is made especially fantastic by the glorious Idaho climate and the surrounding gorgeous scenery on the Boise River, in the Boise National Forest, and the mountains all around. You might know about all of these things, but did you know that some great musicians have come to find things they love about this part of Idaho as well? Many musicians that you will come to learn have very fond memories of their childhood. It is surprising how many excellent musicians and bands got their start in the great capital of Idaho and haven’t forgotten their amazing roots!

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          Historically, two different stories tell the tale of naming the city of Boise, but both originate from the French phrase "Les Bois," the woods. Whether it was French trappers along the Boise river or a French guide leading a company to develop what became Fort Boise, the consensus was mostly, "Wow, look at those trees!". This sentiment has only been strengthened by Boiseans ever since their home was named Boise officially in 1863. The newspaper records a "tree mania" that continued to grow throughout the homeowners of the Treasure Valley in April 1869. Five years later, the local newspaper, continued to solicit tree planting in the Boise area, asking for the improvement of the city, to create a grand presentation and overall

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If you haven’t realized it yet, you will soon come to see that Idaho is one of the most gorgeous states in the United States. As such, it offers beautiful, serene places that offer peaceful getaways from the monotonies of daily life and much of the land has been kept in its natural state since it was discovered. All over the massive state are wonderful spots for a weekend retreat, and you’ll find these locations to be absolutely perfect places to relax and enjoy yourself.

One of the best and most famous spots for a weekend getaway is in Coeur d’Alene in Northern Idaho. The Coeur d’Alene resort is known all throughout the world, and for good reason! Coeur d’Alene is breathtakingly located next to the picturesque Lake Coeur d’Alene. The suites in the

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The United States is full of rich history, and one can spend their whole life trying to learn fascinating new things about the nation through its beginnings to the more recent happenings. Each and every state has its own unique qualities in its history that set it apart from the rest. Idaho is no different! When Idaho was first discovered, it certainly didn’t produce the billions of pounds of potatoes every year that it does now, and the many different and unique gems that earned the state its nickname had yet to be identified. As you dive into the early history of what was originally part of the Oregon Territory, you’ll find that there is a lot that went into Idaho reaching its status as one of the United States of America!

Chances are that

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If there is one thing about Idaho, it is that there are indeed four distinct seasons. Most of the year, the weather is delightful and sunny with a few scattered showers. Summer can be a little on the hot end of the spectrum, but fall and spring are basically the best weather. Idaho is simply a beautiful place to live and enjoy outdoor activities during those times of the year. Even summer is not that bad even when temperatures are a bit on the hotter end of the spectrum. Now when it comes to Idaho winters, it depends on how much snow and freezing temperatures the area gets. It can be a warmer winter where there is nearly no snow at all, or it can be a doozy of a winter sometimes. It is not always that bad. There are times where it is mostly sunny

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Everyone loves the Wild-Wild West! Hundreds and hundreds of page-turning books, classic movies, and action-packed TV shows have been a huge part of popular culture for a very long time. People love to hear facts and stories about the old west, and many of those great tales you will hear come from the Gem State itself… Idaho! Old penitentiaries, ghost towns, and museums all across the state will show you the great history about the Idaho wild west!

A famous old jailhouse in Boise known as the Idaho State Penitentiary (built in 1872 was home to some of the most infamous of wild west criminals, including “Bub” Meeks, Lydia “Lady Bluebeard” Southard and “Diamond” Jack. The prison has been home to around 13,000 inmates (It would hold about 600 at a

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Planning on spending your next holiday in The Gem State? You’re in for a real treat! Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway nestled in the mountains, a historic town full of interesting museums and attractions to explore, or a fancy suite beside a crystal-clear lake, Idaho has something for everyone. An overnight getaway in Idaho is the perfect escape from busy city life and will give you a healthy dose of the great outdoors. Since that’s what the state is best known for, you’ll find plenty of fun outdoor activities to enjoy on your getaway.

This gorgeous Rocky Mountain State is packed to the brim with breathtaking landscapes and rich with history. Depending on where you are in Idaho, the weather will be different. Don’t let this deter you

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If there is a single industry in Idaho that basically defines the economy, it is farming. Of course, this is one of the few obvious things a person can say about Idaho. Farms are everywhere and there are more cows in the state than there are people. There are not that many more, but humans are still outnumbered. There are a bunch of other industries that are very important to the Idaho economy but none of them can really compare to the power and influence that is had by the farming community of Idaho. For most people, this does not really matter. A lot of the food and much of the animal products that come from the state stay in Idaho but a lot more gets exported to feed the rest of the country. It is easy to just forget that these farms have any

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Idaho has always had a close connection with its history. A lot of people go through life in their state without really understanding what happened in the past and how that affects what is going on in the modern day, but that is not the case in Idaho. The residents of the Gem State remember what occurred in the past and are always excited to learn more about those events and their impact on the state, the country, and the rest of the world. Of course, this is not the kind of thing you are going to tell just by taking a trip down the streets of Boise and looking at its residents. It is going to look like any other city if that is all you do. The proof of Idaho’s love for history is present in the number of museums that are spread across the state. For

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Your home is one of the most important things you will ever own. Not only is it incredibly expensive, but it is also where you spend most of your time and therefore has a very large impact on you, your state of mind, and your wellbeing. This means it is very important to take care of your home so that it can take care of you in turn. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there that do not do the best job of maintaining their home and who forget certain basic parts of keeping things in good order. People tend to be very careful with the insides of a home and not really consider what is going on outside, mostly because they tend to spend a lot more time looking at what can be seen inside and are blind to what is going on outside the walls of

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