Idaho - Fifty Years of Statehood - Idaho, USA
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N 42° 12.819 W 111° 02.836
12T E 496098 N 4673499
Quick Description: An historical marker along Highway 30, at the border of Idaho and Wyoming, commemorating the 50 years of Idaho statehood.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 2/23/2012 8:27:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMDTKQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
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Long Description:
This Golden Anniversary Monument located on the North side of U.S. Highway 30 just off U.S. Highway 89. It is near Border, Wyoming, about 12 miles north of Cokeville, Wyoming.

This monument was built in 1940 to commemorate fifty years of statehood for both Wyoming and Idaho. In March 1940, Idaho Governor Bottolfsen suggested a joint Golden Anniversary celebration at the border between Wyoming and Idaho. Wyoming Governor Nels H. Smith conferred with the Historical Landmark Commission, and plans were made to jointly erect a monument.

The monument itself reads:

IDAHO

50 YEARS OF STATEHOOD
1940

ADMITTED
JULY 3, 1890

DEDICATED BY THE
50 YEARS OF STATEHOOD COMMITTEE
Marker Name: Idaho - Fifty Years of Statehood

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
IDAHO

50 YEARS OF STATEHOOD
1940

ADMITTED
JULY 3, 1890

DEDICATED BY THE
50 YEARS OF STATEHOOD COMMITTEE


County: Bear Lake

City: 22 miles southeast of Montpelier

Date Dedicated: 1/1/1940

Group Responsible for Placement: 50 Years of Statehood Committee

Web link(s) for additional information:
http://wyoshpo.state.wy.us/MM/Index.aspx


Marker Number: Not listed

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