The name of the state of Idaho was made up by George M. Willing. He claimed it was a Native American word that meant "gem of the mountains."
In 1863, Congress designated the Idaho Territory with the erroneous understanding that Idaho was a Shoshone word meaning Gem of the Mountains. In spite of the misunderstanding concerning the origin of the name the state continues to be known as the "Gem State" and the "Gem of the Mountains".
It means Gem.
The state of Idaho is known as the Gem State because it has so many natural resources. This includes steep canyons, snow capped mountains, lakes, rapids, and rugged cliffs.
It means precious gem
Topaz Mountain is located in Utah (state gem is topaz) and it does have topaz in this mountain
Idaho is called the Gem State.
Massachusetts has no state gem.
It has no Official State Gem.
Idaho is knew as the gem state!
Idaho's official nickname is the "Gem State".
It means a gem. Its origin is from Latin.
Pearl means "a gem of the sea."
No US state has the ruby as their official state gem.
the state gem is the freshwater pearl.
California's state gem is benetoite.
Florida's State gem is the moonstone
It has no official state gem.
The state gem of Colorado is the Aquamarine