Idaho Adventure

Idaho Adventure Road Trip

The article introduces a brief history and modern sightseeing of Idaho State, which is considered by American people as a beautiful land of agriculture, full of fun outdoor activities, and charming small towns. If you’re planning a trip to Idaho, you will need to check out some of amazing spots I stayed in. In the state of modern Idaho, people have lived for over fourteen thousand years. Starting with the history, I would like to admit that by eighteenth century Indians of six tribes lived here: Koutene, Pandora, Cordalen, Nez Perse in the north; northern Shoshone and northern payutes are in the south.

The first permanent settlement of Europeans here was founded in 1810. The Europeans were brought here by the hunt for “soft gold” – furs. The following decades, the northwestern territories were actively developed by large fur companies. At the same time, the first Christian missionaries appeared here. All this time, the region in the northwestern United States, of which Idaho subsequently became a part, was known as the “Oregon Country.” Ownership of it was disputed by the United States and Great Britain. It was not until 1846 that the United States gained undeniable jurisdiction over this region under the Oregon Treaty between the United States and Britain.

In 1860, gold was discovered on the territory of Idaho, which caused an influx of prospectors and the “gold rush”. In the sixties of the 19th century, Idaho accounted for one fifth of all US gold mining. In 1880, silver deposits were discovered in Idaho.

In the late XIX – early XX centuries, Idaho was one of the most progressive states in the United States. It passed laws granting women suffrage (1896) and a ban on alcohol (1916) earlier than the same laws were passed by the US federal government.

At the end of the 19th century, in the state, along with the basis of the Idaho economy, the mining industry, agriculture began to develop rapidly. In the thirties of the XX century, the first ski resorts appeared, including the famous Sun Valley resort – “Sun Valley”.

Due to a drop in mining in the mid-20th century, some Idaho cities fell into disrepair, were abandoned by residents and became “ghost towns”. State-of-the-art issues are largely related to environmental protection.

 It was very nice to drive through almost deserted places. It’s interesting to know that the state is also known as “potato state.” When I found out that Idaho is proud of its potato products, I decided Idaho to visit the Potato Museum.

Although it seemed to me that this could be quite boring. The Potato Museum is located in the small town of Blackfoot. The museum building was originally a train station, and trains still drive past it on nearby rails. When you step into such a place, you get a feeling like you’ve turned back the time and returned to the past. There are some well-preserved old settlements in Idaho that I certainly recommend you to visit.

To my surprise, I really liked the museum. Among the exhibits there were various rarities, such as the largest chips, or they introduced the processing of potatoes into French fries, etc.

Overall, I would like to admit that this is a state not really recognizable for many, but still well worth a visit.

About the author:

Melisa Marzett is a professional guest post writer who concurrently works for” She likes traveling and every time she is free of work, Melisa uses an opportunity to take a small trip and enjoy our incredible world.

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