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Mon., March 4, 2013, 1:22 p.m.

Idaho Looking Good At 150

Clark Corbin/IdahoEd News snapped this photo of the scene outside the Statehouse this morning as hundreds gather for Idaho's Territorial Sesquicentennial celebration

Idaho has just wrapped up a sparkling kickoff to its Territorial Sesquicentennial celebration, complete with more than 100 youngsters in blue T-shirts singing and waving Idaho flags, stirring comments from a rather convincing Abraham Lincoln impersonator, native drumming, greetings from the president and mayor, a proclamation from the governor, reading of the legislative resolution enacted today to formally name the Abraham Lincoln Auditorium in the state Capitol, and more. Here, Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb, D-Boise, a noted jazz singer, sings “America.” The entire Legislature was gathered on the Statehouse steps for the ceremony, along with statewide elected officials, tribal leaders and more; the weather cooperated with brisk temperatures but clear blue skies/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Which historical figure in Idaho do you appreciate most?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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