Saturday, May 14, 2011

2/ Northwest: Idaho

File:Flag of Idaho.svg
File:Seal of Idaho.svg

File:Map of USA ID.svg

Idaho, neben Montana und Wyoming (rechts)
und Washington und Oregon (links)
eigentliche Rocky Mountains in Kanada und den USA
Erstreckung der Rocky Mountains, (dt. Felsengebirge, umgangssprachlich auch Rockies genannt), vom Westen Kanadas ├╝ber die US-Bundesstaaten Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado und New Mexico

Governor Butch Otter

Idahos Gouverneur Governor "Butch" Otter
First Lady Lori Otter
Shoshone Falls, Idaho

Boise Idaho Capitol Building
Boise City, Hauptstadt Idahos

die Callboys Mike (River Phoenix) auf dem Heft G-STRING und Scott (Keanu Reeves) auf dem Heft MALE CALL


My Own Private Idaho, Gus Van Sant, 1991

Even though Idaho is a remote place, that doesn't really say much to us Europeans, there is something irresistibly romantic, melancholic and mysterious in its name and the vast plains. Such a picture of this far away American state has surely been shaped by the 90's Gus Van Sant's cult film, where the love and friendship are overlapping in the story about two young male prostitutes, impersonated by young Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix.
On October 31st 1993 Phoenix died from an overdose in front of an LA club, he was one of the most promising young actors in Hollywood at the time. His role in My Own Private Idaho and the tender scenes with Keanu Reeves helped ratify Phoenix's status as a gay icon. In two days it will be 17 years after River died.

Famous People from Idaho

Harmon Killebrew (1936 - ) Played baseball for the Minnesota Twins and was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Born in Payette, ID (126)

Patrick McManus (1933 - ) Author and American outdoor humor writer. Born in Sandpoint, ID (134)

Sarah Palin (1964 - ) Palin was a member of the Wasilla, Alaska, city council from 1992 to 1996 and the city's mayor from 1996 to 2002.

What is Idaho famous for?

Potatoes, as in Idaho baked potato. Idaho grows the best.

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