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Introduction - Idaho

Located in the West region of the United States, the state of Idaho is known for so much more than its potatoes. The reason why it was nicknamed the gem state is because of the numerous and diverse gems that can be found there, some of which are not found anywhere else in the world. Idaho borders five other U.S. states including Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and Washington as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia. This mountainous state has no shortage of natural wonders including Hell's Canyon, Shoshone Falls and Lava Hot Springs. In the kid-friendly formatted list below you will read about what makes these places so special, where in Idaho you can see four different states at once and who from Idaho ran for vice-president in addition to basic information such as when Idaho became a state.

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