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?