As our readers may remember, John and I always enjoy touring state capitol buildings. For one reason, it does give us a good local history lesson. And we did learn a few interesting facts on our tour of the building. Below is a front view of Idaho's capitol. Idaho was created as a part of the Idaho territory in 1863 by President Lincoln. It was signed into statehood by President Harrison in 1890, as the 43rd state of the United States.