Boise Homes, Boise Real Estate; Questions Answered
About Boise Idaho
Boise is the largest city between Salt Lake City, Utah and Portland, Oregon. Boise passed Spokane in city population in 2001 census estimates and is now the third-largest in the northwest U.S., behind Seattle and Portland. Boise serves as the primary government, economic, cultural, and transportation center for the area.
Forget the potatoes! There are plenty of other fun and interesting things about Idaho and its capital city. Did you know that…
- The Statehouse in Boise and dozens of other buildings in the city are geo-thermally heated from underground hot springs. In fact, Idaho is well sprinkled with public and private hot springs.
- Boise was once a key trading post for the Hudson Bay Trading Company and a key point along the Oregon Trail. It is now the capital of Idaho and home to Gowen Field Air Base.
- Bruneau Dunes State Park has the tallest single structured sand dune in North America.
- One of the largest diamonds ever found in the United States, nearly 20 carats, was discovered near McCall, Idaho.
We have some crazy laws in Idaho that were made a very long time ago and have never been changed…you better watch yourself or you just may get arrested for fishing from that Giraffe’s back!
- A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face in Pocatello, Idaho.
- In Idaho, riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime.
- In Boise, residents may not fish from a giraffe’s back.
- In Idaho, it’s against the law for anyone over the age of 88 to ride a motorcycle.