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Boise Idaho

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Idaho is a fairly big place. It comes close to cutting the country in half on the United State’s western side. It is by no means the largest state in the country, though because Idaho is so tall, it inhabits a large variety of different kinds of terrain and land. Alternatively, if you ask pretty much anyone about Idaho, they will say that there is not much there. Despite its size, Idaho is one of the least populous states in the states. There are parts of the state where you can go for miles and miles without coming across anyone. However, while it is still pretty unpopulated in comparison to parts of the rest of the country, Idaho is not a barren wasteland. There some major urban centers with large populations, one of those being Boise, the capital

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The history of the downtown Boise area and the eastern Boise area are almost parallel to each other, so it is best to share the histories of both in the same article.

The city of Boise itself was named long before the establishment of Fort Boise by the federal government. The fort itself was abandoned in the 1850’s, but massacres along the Oregon Trail prompted a new one to be built. The new location of the fort was selected because it was near the intersection of the Oregon Trail and a major road connecting what is now Idaho City to the Silver City mining areas. The town of Lewiston used to be the capital of Idaho, but once the state of Montana was created, Boise became the new capital of Idaho after a controversial decision in 1866.


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Throughout the mid-1860's, Idaho City was the fastest-growing city in the Northwest until Fort Boise’s population started growing rapidly. So rapidly that it was officially made a city 155 years ago in 1863. Since then, the City of Trees has become a thriving center for art and culture. There are buildings and landmarks that have stood the test of time, serving as a reminder of progress and growth.

From a booming gold rush town to the capital of the Gem State, Boise has come a long way from its early beginnings. With so much rich history to discover and learn from, let’s dive in and take a look at the important historical landmarks that tell Old Boise’s story and give the city its character and charm.

Fort Boise

In 1834, Fort Boise was

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Do you have any pets that you consider family? If you are thinking of relocating to the Treasure Valley, specifically the Boise area (which is a great place to live!), and you are a true animal lover, it is important to know which animals you can and can’t have inside of of your home prior to bringing them with you. Since Boise is an animal friendly city, many animals are permitted within the city limits; however, each category of animal species has their own personal limitations that you need to be aware of. Continue reading to find out more!

Birds- When it comes to these feathered creatures, domesticated birds are always welcome, such as parakeets and parrots, such as parrots, parakeets, and canaries. If you are raising any chickens, you can have

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We know there are plenty of people out there who love Boise and can discuss all the day long about how great it is, but for those of you who are looking for more information about this wonderful City of Trees, here are 15 things you need to know before moving to Boise!

Boise Basics

What kind of climate does Boise have?

A lot of people are under the impression that any place in Idaho is going to be mostly cold. Well, we are happy to report that is just not true. In fact, Boise has a pretty warm climate compared to the rest of Idaho. In fact, during the summer, Boise gets up to the mid to upper 90s and in the winter usually hangs around 40 degrees fahrenheit. We don’t get a lot of precipitation here; most of the moisture that we do get

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Idaho is a fisherman’s paradise. The Gem State prides itself on its gorgeous scenery and mountainous landscapes, ideal for any outdoor-lover. Wherever you go there is something new to behold! Idaho’s winding rivers, serene lakes, and large reservoirs carve their way through the rugged landscape and serve as the ideal fishing waters. Dedicated anglers from all over the country flock to these fishing hot spots each year.

You’ll find all kinds of fish species swimming their way through Idaho, including smallmouth bass, channel catfish, sturgeon, Chinook salmon, rainbow trout, and more. So grab your pole and tackle box! Here are the best fishing spots near Boise, Idaho.

South Fork of Snake River

About an hour from Boise is South Fork, where

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If you’ve never been to downtown Boise, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Pioneers pushing west in the mid 1800’s passed through on the Oregon Trail. They were grateful for the fresh water of the Boise River and the shade along its banks, but they were eager to move on. Today more people want to put down roots in this oasis where wagons ruts have given way to streets and bike paths.

When gold was discovered in the nearby Boise Basin during the American Civil War, miners and entrepreneurs flocked to the area. In March of 1863 President Lincoln signed legislation creating the Idaho Territory. A few months later Fort Boise was established to keep the peace in the region and a townsite was laid out a few days later.

John and Mary Ann O’Farrell built a

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The Downtown scene in Boise Idaho is very exciting and vibrant. There are a lot of different types of people with different tastes in music, clothes and, you guessed it, food. There are a lot of places that you can go when you are downtown that are great chain restaurants that you will recognize. This is good for picky eaters that are never sure if they are going to find a place that has food that they will like. In downtown Boise, it is guaranteed that you will be able to find a restaurant that will fit your specific likes and dislikes. If you are not a picky eater but you like places that have a warm and inviting place to enjoy a meal with friends and loved ones then you are also in the right place. There are plenty of restaurants that are

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Travelling all around the western side of Boise may be seen as a bit of a hassle. However, there are a number of restaurants to visit that can help take the edge off either on your way to or from work. Want some great food with quality service and ingredients? Here are some places that you might consider trying out!

Confucius Restaurant- Located at 8775 W. Fairview Avenue, this Chinese restaurant is a big hit for all visitors! The establishment itself is known for being very clean, and the food is fresh authentic Chinese cuisine. It is also a family owned business, so the staff is warm and friendly to all of their customers who walk through the door. The food is also reasonably priced. Some items that are recommended from this restaurant are the

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North Boise is filled with great shops, amazing people, and (most importantly) an array of delicious and unique restaurants that are sure to get your taste buds tingling with excitement! In this article are some options to help you start your mouth-watering journey for some authentic meals.

The Dutch Goose- Located at 3515 W. State Street, is an American pub with one of the cheapest places to eat in this part of town. If you are wanting to avoid the crowds to watch a game at the bar, this place has the ideal set-up. With multiple TV’s, pool tables, and horseshoe pits outside, this pub is fairly different from some of the other places out there. Some of their food items include authentic finger steaks (cut fresh every day), chicken

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