Map of the Montana Territory, 1879
Map of the Montana Territory, 1879
Boise skyline in winter 2021
Floating the Boise River
Main Street in 1911
de Lacy's 1865 map of the Montana Territory
Satellite photo of Boise and surrounding area in 2021, taken from ESA Sentinel-2
de Lacy's 1872 map of the Montana Territory
Ann Morrison Park in spring
Hyde Park
Boise Art Museum
Historical Home on Boise's Basque Block
Idaho Historical Museum
Capitol in July
Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial
Boise Basque Soccer Friendly, July 2015
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Boise's Carnegie Public Library opened in 1905 on Washington St. and remained at that site until the library moved in 1973.

Organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from May 26, 1864, until November 8, 1889, when it was admitted as the 41st state in the Union as the state of Montana.

- Montana Territory

After a year, with the creation of Montana Territory, Boise was made the territorial capital of a much reduced Idaho in a controversial decision which overturned a district court ruling by a one-vote majority in the territorial supreme court along geographic lines in 1866.

- Boise, Idaho
Map of the Montana Territory, 1879

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Idaho Territory

Organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from March 3, 1863, until July 3, 1890, when the final extent of the territory was admitted to the Union as Idaho.

Organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from March 3, 1863, until July 3, 1890, when the final extent of the territory was admitted to the Union as Idaho.

Seal of the Idaho Territory, 1863–1866
Entrance to the Old Penitentiary
Old Washington Territory{{mdash}}and the portions ceded to Nebraska Territory on March 2, 1861, and to Idaho Territory in 1863.
The Idaho Territory in 1863
Areas ceded to the Montana and Dakota Territories in 1864
The Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming Territories in 1868

Boise was made the territorial capital from 1866 by a one-vote margin of the Territorial Supreme Court.

In 1864, the Montana Territory was organized from the northeastern section of the territory east of the Bitterroot Range.