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Mon., July 7, 2014, 3:47 p.m.

Idaho Almost Didn’t Exist

This deep red state would not exist but for a Democratic president and a Democratic Idaho governor. It might have been shaped like a square or a rectangle, the way most other western states are, or nearly are; in fact when Idaho Territory was first created in 1863, it was: It then included what is now Montana and most of Wyoming, which sounds ridiculously large but still is only a little larger than Texas. Montana and Wyoming were sloughed off after about a year. What was left of Idaho did not look like promising state material/Randy Stapilus, Ridenbaugh Press. More here.

Question: Would you have preferred to see North Idaho be part of Washington?

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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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