On this day in 1890, Idaho, nicknamed the Gem state, becomes the 43rd state in the Union.
Here is the Preamble of the Constitution of the State of Idaho:
“We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and promote our common welfare do establish this Constitution.”
In 1890, Emma Edwards-Green of Boise, designed the State Seal including the Motto “Esto Perpetua,” a Latin phrase which translates to “Let it be perpetual” or “It is forever.”
She said those words “breathe the prayer that the bounty and blessing of this land may forever benefit its people.”