Tim Woodward of the Idaho Statesman was in town a couple of weeks ago, and was quite surprised to wake up and find a parade going on outside his motel. He went back home and wrote a column about how other states need to celebrate their Admission days to drum up a little civic pride and stimulate the economy.
Quick, when is Idaho’s Statehood Day? Don’t know, do you?
They know when statehood day is in Nevada, though.
There, it’s a state holiday – and a statehood event unlike any other in the United States. This year’s drew an estimated 30,000 people, from as far away as Pennsylvania. That’s more than half of the population of Carson City, where Nevada Day is held.
There by coincidence for something else, my wife and I spent Nevada Day enjoying the state’s best party and wondering why so many other states, including Idaho, are missing out