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Few people know the boundaries of the county they live in down to excruciatingly precise detail. But there are people who do know, for things like taxes and map making.  But it turns that out that for a long time nobody knew exactly where Idaho’s most populous county ended and where one of its neighbors began.

By the end of 2016 Ada County surveyor Jerry Hastings expects to be done with what has, so far, been a 12-year project.  He and his Boise County counterparts have been trying to re-establish their boundary.

Idahoans And Iowans Join Forces To End State Mix-Up

Jul 14, 2014
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Idaho and Iowa are, in fact, two different states, and entrepreneurs, writers and creative-types want the world to learn the difference. (Take our quiz to see how well you know Idaho and Iowa.)

personality map
Time Magazine

You may be best suited to live in Idaho if you're agreeable and not very extroverted. That's according to data compiled by a group of multinational researchers who've sliced the United States into distinct regions based on personality types.

The regions were determined by personality test data from more than 1 million Americans. Western states fall mostly in the "relaxed and creative" category, while states on the East Coast are largely deemed "temperamental and uninhibited".

Is Idaho Really In The Middle Of Nowhere?

Jul 8, 2013
Vizual Statistix

Idahoans (or really anyone who lives in the rural west) often joke they live in the middle of nowhere.  As it turns out, parts of Idaho really are in the middle of nowhere – at least according to Vizual Statistix.