Boise had two parades on July 4, 1890, one in the morning and one in the evening. The daytime parade stopped at the Good Templar’s Hall, which had housed the Territorial Legislature in 1871. The celebration was the grandest ever, as “the heavens smiled upon the flag of freedom unfurled in honor of the newborn state,” the Statesman reported. “Idaho today is the young giantess standing alone in her independence, in her consciousness of strength ... and with the star of Idaho glistening in all its golden lustre in the diadem of the States.”
Boise had two parades on July 4, 1890, one in the morning and one in the evening. The daytime parade stopped at the Good Templar’s Hall, which had housed the Territorial Legislature in 1871. The celebration was the grandest ever, as “the heavens smiled upon the flag of freedom unfurled in honor of the newborn state,” the Statesman reported. “Idaho today is the young giantess standing alone in her independence, in her consciousness of strength ... and with the star of Idaho glistening in all its golden lustre in the diadem of the States.” Idaho Historical Society
Boise had two parades on July 4, 1890, one in the morning and one in the evening. The daytime parade stopped at the Good Templar’s Hall, which had housed the Territorial Legislature in 1871. The celebration was the grandest ever, as “the heavens smiled upon the flag of freedom unfurled in honor of the newborn state,” the Statesman reported. “Idaho today is the young giantess standing alone in her independence, in her consciousness of strength ... and with the star of Idaho glistening in all its golden lustre in the diadem of the States.” Idaho Historical Society

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