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Archetype Girls Head Out to Twin Falls Idaho for a Business Trip!

Some top leaders were chosen this week to take a business trip to Twin Falls, Idaho.

They were very excited as some have never been that far east of Oregon!  They will return next week with stories and adventures they had!

Meanwhile, here are some fun facts about the area. Enjoy!

  • Idaho is the 13th Largest State in the U.S.
  • The Gem State: Idaho produces 72 types of precious and semi-precious stones.
  • Idaho is 83,557 square miles.
  • 63% of Idaho is public land.
  • Idaho’s capitol is Boise.
  • Nearly 85% of all commercial trout sold in the U.S. is produced in the HagermanValley.
  • Idaho’s state fruit is the Huckleberry, our state vegatable is, of course, the potato.
  • Idaho’s state bird is the Mountain Bluebird.
  • Twin Falls was the sight of Evil Knievels jump in 1974.
Evil Knievel's Jump in 1974

    Evil Knievel’s Jump in 1974 over Twin Falls

  • Idaho’s Population is around 1.5 million with about 600,000 living in the Boise metro area.
  • The word “Potato” first apeared on an Idaho license plate in 1928. The now famous words “Famous Potatoes” apeared on our plates in 1957. Did you know most Idaho License Plates tell you where the driver is from? Learn our license plate designations here.
  • Idaho is bordered by Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Canada.
  • The deepest river gorge in North America is Idaho’s Hells Canyon (7,900 ft deep).
  • The statehouse in Boise is geothermally heated from underground hot springs.
  • The first alpine chairlift was used in Sun Valley. In 1936 the fee was 25 cents per ride.
  • Idaho has 3,100 miles of rivers – more than any other state.
  • State Motto: “Esto Perpetua” meaning “It is forever”
  • The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness is the largest in the lower 48 states-2.3 million acres of backcountry.
  • The Fosbury Flop, a high jumping technique, was invented by Ketchum resident Dick Fosbury.
  • The Great Seal of Idaho was designed in 1890 by Mrs. Emma Edwards Green. It is the only Great Seal in the 50 states to be designed by a woman.
  • Arco was the first city lit by Atomic Energy, July, 1955.
  • Idaho’s Largest Cities: Boise (185,787), Pocatello (51,466), Nampa (51,867)
  • Idaho’s state flower is the Syringa. Our state tree is the Western White Pine.
  • Idaho’s Salmon River near Riggins is the longest free-flowing river that heads and flows within a single state.
  • Idaho’s highest point is Mt. Borah (12,622ft), Lowest Point is Lewiston (738 ft)
  • Idaho’s state horse is the Appaloosa. Our state fish is the Cutthroat Trout.
  • Shoshone Falls (212 feet), near Twin Falls, drops 52 feet further than Niagara Falls.
  • Idaho is the number one producer of Potatoes, Trout, Austrian Winter Peas and Lentils.
  • The 1940 film “Northwest Passage” was filmed in McCa.
  • Top 3 Industries: 1. Manufacturing 2. Agriculture 3. Tourism

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