I have received several very kind notes that my math and history do not match up with my Happy Birthday wish to the State of Idaho. I did indeed mix up the dates. Idaho became a territory in March of 1863 and President Lincoln did indeed sign that legislation. Idaho because the nation’s 43rd State on this date in 1890.

I am sorry for the error, but appreciate the fact that people were reading the blog and were willing to point out my error. Unlike some, I was not trying to rewrite history…. Thanks to those that caught my error in combining Idaho’s territorial and statehood history!!!!

Have a wonderful 4th of July, be safe everyone!!!!