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The State of Idaho /ˈdəh/ is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States of America. The state's largest city and capital is Boise. Idaho was admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890, as the 43rd state.

According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2008, Idaho had an estimated population of 1,523,816 making it the 39th most populated state. Idaho has a total area of 83,632 square miles (216,632 km²) making it the 14th largest state in the nation

The state's postal abbreviation is ID and its area code is 208. Residents are called " Idahoans". Idaho's nickname is the Gem State because of its abundance of natural resources. The state motto is Esto Perpetua ( Latin for "Let it be forever").

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Boise High School

Boise High School is the one of five public senior high schools within the city of Boise, Idaho. It is one of four Boise School District three year comprehensive high schools and is located on the outerlying edge of the city's downtown business core where the North End and the East End meet. Current enrollment for the 2007-08 school year is approximately 1,409 students. The school's mascot is the Braves.

Newsweek has ranked Boise High in every top national high school list created topping all other Idaho schools. Considered in the 2006 ranking were school advanced placement exam scores. Boise High had 343 students who took 778 exams, 84% of which received a grade of 3 or better. For the same year the school had 17 National Merit finalists

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Sacagawea (also Sakakawea, Sacajawea) (c. 1788 – December 20, 1812; see below for other theories about her death) was a Shoshone woman who accompanied the Corps of Discovery with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in their exploration of the Western United States, traveling thousands of miles from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean between 1804 and 1806. She was nicknamed Janey by Clark. [1]

Reliable historical information about Sacagawea is extremely limited, but she has become an important part of the Lewis and Clark mythology in the public imagination. The National American Woman Suffrage Association of the early twentieth century adopted her as a symbol of women's worth and independence, erecting several statues and plaques in her memory, and doing much to spread the story of her accomplishments. [2]

The Sacagawea dollar coin issued by the United States Mint depicts Sacagawea and her son, Jean Baptiste. The face on the coin was modeled on a modern Shoshone-Bannock woman named Randy'L He-dow Teton; no contemporary image of Sacagawea exists.



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  1. ^ "Captain Clark created the nickname "Janey" for Sacagawea, which he transcribed twice, November 24, 1805, in his journal, and in a letter to Toussaint, August 20, 1806. It is thought that Clark's use of "Janey" derived from "jane," colloquial army slang for girl." Anderson, Irving W. " The Sacagawea Mystique"
  2. ^ Fresonke, Kris and Spence, Mark David. Lewis & Clark: Legacies, Memories, and New Perspectives. University of California Press, February 25, 2004. ISBN  978-0520238220