Idaho, known as the gem state has rugged slopes and towering peaks, a vast expanse of timberland, scenic lakes, wild rivers, cascades, and spectacular gorges. Originally suggested for Colorado, the name 'Idaho' was used for a steamship that traveled the Columbia River. The state's chief executive is a governor elected for a term of four years. The legislature consists of a 42-member senate and an 84-member house of representatives. The state bird is the mountain bluebird. Idaho is famous for its potatoes and the state legislature made the potato the state vegetable in 2002. Idaho s major industry is manufacturing. Electronic and computer equipment and processed foods are the major manufactured items. Cattle and dairy goods are among the leading agricultural products. Electronic and computer equipment and processed foods are the major manufactured items. Idaho became the 43rd state in 1890 and its capital is Boise.