Idaho is ... a state of astonishing natural beauty with a complex identity. Geography divides Idaho into two distinct regions, and some Idahoans find it easier to identify with their neighbors in earby states than with the rest of their own state. Divided and ruggedly independent as they are, however, Idahoans are united in the proud affection they feel for their state. They are torn between wanting to sing its praises and wanting to keep its secrets to themselves.
Table of Contents
Idaho Is ... 6 Chapter 1 Geography: Snow and Sagebrush 9 The Shape of the Land Winter and Summer Wild Idaho Endangered Plants and Animals Using Land and Water Chapter 2 History: Inventing Idaho 29 Idaho's First People Native Cultures From Exploration to Settlement Toward Statehood The Twentieth Century and Beyond Chapter 3 People: North, South-and West 55 A State with Three Capitals Ethnic Idaho Recreation and Culture An American Paradise?
Chapter 4 Government: Making Decisions 69 The Executive Branch The Legislature The Judicial System Fighting for Control Chapter 5 Economy: Growing Industries 79 Agriculture: Potatoes and More Timber and Mining Trading Across the Border Catching the Tourist Dollar Chapter 6 Landmarks: Gem State Road Trip 91 Northern Idaho Central Idaho Southern Idaho State Survey 105 Find Out More 138 Index 141