According to AAMC (the MCAT test maker), there are 3 MCAT test centers in Idaho. Most testing centers are located inside a college or university. You can select a testing location that is nearest to you. Please note that you are able to choose a test center when registering for the MCAT.
- DigoPaul: Geographical meanings of state Idaho. Covers dictionary definition and location map of Idaho.
ETS – UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
1210 BLAKE AVE.
Mary Forney Hall was Continuing Education Bl
MOSCOW, ID 83844-1099
Boise – Meridian
1311 East Central Dr
Meridian, ID 83642
Idaho Falls – Pocatello
1001 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83209
History of Idaho
On the territory of the modern state of Idaho, people have lived for over fourteen thousand years. In 1959, during excavations at Wilson Butte Cave near Twin Falls, arrowheads were found that are among the oldest artifacts found in North America.
By the time Europeans appeared on the territory of modern Idaho, Indian tribes lived here – the Nez Perce peoples in the north and the Shoshone and Bannocks in the south.
Idaho was the last of the fifty states to be explored. On August 12, 1805, an expedition led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (known as the Lewis-Clark Expedition) arrived in Idaho.
The first permanent European settlement here was established in 1810 when Andrew Henry established a fort on the headwaters of the Snake River. Europeans were brought here by the hunt for “soft gold” – furs. Over the next decades, the northwestern territories were actively developed by large fur companies. At the same time, the first Christian missionaries appeared here.
All this time, the region in the northwestern United States, of which Idaho later became a part, was known as the “Oregon Country”. Ownership of it was disputed by the United States and Britain. It was not until 1846 that the United States gained undisputed jurisdiction over the region under the Treaty of Oregon between the United States and Britain.
The Oregon Territory, formed in 1848, included the present-day states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
In 1860, gold was found in Idaho, which caused an influx of prospectors and a “gold rush”. In the 1960s, Idaho accounted for one-fifth of all US gold mining.
On March 4, 1863, US President Abraham Lincoln signed into law an act creating the Idaho Territory from Washington Territory and Dakota Territory. Lewiston became the capital of the new territory.
On July 3, 1890, the Idaho Territory became a state.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Idaho was one of the most progressive states in the United States. Women’s suffrage laws (1896) and liquor prohibitions (1916) were passed here before the same laws were passed by the US federal government.
At the end of the 19th century, agriculture began to develop actively in the state, along with the basis of the Idaho economy, the mining industry. In the thirties of the XX century, the first ski resorts appeared, including the famous Sun Valleyresort – “Sun Valley”.
Due to the fall in the level of mining in the middle of the 20th century, some Idaho cities fell into decay, were abandoned by residents and became “ghost towns”.