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Idaho A to Z

Wait, there's more than just potatoes? 26 questions about the Gem State. Answers are organized alphabetically.
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A
Large grocery chain that started in Idaho.
Albertson's
B
An enormous complex of granite rock in the state's center is also called this.
Batholith
C
A flowering plant traditionally gathered by indigenous people
Camas
D
The third tallest dam in America, located on the North Fork of the Clearwater River.
Dworshak
E
Mountain Home is the county seat of this southwestern Idaho county.
Elmore
F
This state park lies on the shore of Lake Pend Oreille, which was formed by ice-age floods.
Farragut
G
This gem, at least in it's 6 star variety, is only found in Idaho and India.
Garnet
H
The Owyhee mountains were named after people from this island chain (in an outdated spelling), who died while exploring the region.
Hawaii
I
Idaho-based Paul Revere and the Raiders hit #1 on billboard in 1971 with this cover.
Indian Reservation
J
The last Democratic presidential candidate to win the state in an election.
Lyndon Johnson
K
When sockeye salmon become landlocked, they are called this (also a regional beer!).
Kokanee
L
This explorer, one of the first Europeans to visit the area, died under suspicious circumstances.
Lewis
M
One of the largest employers in the state in the technology sector.
Micron
N
French for "pierced nose", members of this Tribe call themselves the Nimiipuu.
Nez Perce
O
This North Idaho town, meaning "fine gold" in Spanish, was the site of an early gold rush in the state.
Orofino
P
Rolling hills of volcanic ash and glacial dust along the Washington border.
Palouse
Q
Mountain and California are two species of this game bird in Idaho.
Quail
R
The Salmon River is also called the "River of No _____" for its swift current.
Return
S
This metal was crucial for the development of North Idaho's economy, however it is often found with toxic lead.
Silver
T
Philo T. Farnsworth of Rigby is credited for inventing this.
Television
U
Two species of bear, the black and grizzly, roam Idaho's wildlands. What is their genus?
Ursa
V
Billionaire owner of the multi-level-marketing company Melaleuca in Idaho Falls.
VanderSloot
W
This species of crane was unsuccessfully reintroduced to Gray's Lake in the 1970s.
Whooping
X
Southern Idaho is dry and dominated by sagebrush. Dry ecosystems are also called "_____"
Xeric
Y
This geologic hotspot formed much of the Snake River plain, but now active in Wyoming.
Yellowstone
Z
This ancient Equine discovered near Hagerman may be the ancestor of this animal.
Zebra
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