If you're new to Idaho, you may wonder how some Gem State places got their names. Thankfully, historian and Idaho Statesman columnist Arthur Hart has you covered. In a recent column, Hart went over the origins of a number of county names: "From French we have Nez Perce (pierced nose), Teton (woman’s breast) and Boise (wooded), because most of the early fur trappers in Idaho were from French-speaking eastern Canada. From Spanish we once had a giant county called Alturas (mountain heights),...
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