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State of Shoshone
— State of the United States of America
Timeline: Alternity

OTL equivalent: Idaho (minus the Panhandle north
of the Salmon River)
Idaho flag proposal
Flag of Shoshone
United States map - Shoshone (Alternity)
Location of Shoshone in the United States
Capital Boise
Largest city Nampa
Other cities Meridian, Shoshone Falls, Caldwell, Pocatello
Language English
Ethnic groups
White (non-Hispanic), Hispanic
  others Native American, Black, Asian
Demonym Shoshonean
Government Representative
  legislature State Legislature
Governor Phil Batt (R)
Population 1,450,000 
Admission July 1890
Currency USD
Time zone Mountain Standard (MST)
  summer Mountain Daylight (MDT)
Abbreviations SH

Shoshone (SH) is a state located in the Western United States. Admitted to the Union as the 49th state on July 3, 1890, Shoshone shares borders with Cheyenne to the east, Utah and Nevada to the south, Oregon to the west, and Washington and Montana to the north. The state is rather well known for its abundance of natural resources, from the rich soil, out of which largely comes potatoes (where it gains the nickname of "the Potato State") to the series of dams and reservoirs along the Snake River that provide nearly 30% of Shoshone's residents with electrical power. The largely mountainous terrain also provides an avenue for year-round tourism (a major part of the state economy), from hikers and rock climbers in the warmer months to skiers in the winter.

Lake Bonneville, which is known as "the Great Lake of the West" is situated largely in neighboring Utah, but does extend northward into Shoshone's Bonneville and Franklin Counties, respectively. The Shoshone-Utah state boundary on the lake was the subject of a series of debates in the Supreme Court in the early 1900s (referred to as The Lake case series).


Shoshone is subdivided into sixteen counties, of which, the first ten are listed below in order of population.

Idaho county map (Alternity)

Map of counties in Shoshone.

Rank Name County Seat Population
1 Boise County Boise 430,000
2 Jefferson County Shoshone Falls 275,000
3 South Bingham County Pocatello 161,000
4 Twin Falls County Twin Falls 133,000
5 Valley County Bannock 80,000
6 Owyhee County Owyhee City 77,500
7 Jerome County Jerome 69,700
8 Blaine County Hailey 60,000
9 Bonneville County McCammon 44,000
10 Madison County St. Anthony 43,000

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