Gov Otter signs his correspondence with, instead of yours truly or sincerely or whatever, Esto Perpetua. Since his official correspondence is state business, I guess he'll be changing that. He signed the law into effect.
See below a picture of the pigeon that ate Idaho and burped Latin. I showed it to a guy today. He's lived here for about 10 years but was deployed to Afghanistan when the coin selection was announced. He wondered why we have a bald eagle on our quarter. Jeezus.
Here is our, er, Dirk Kempthorne's, choice. A couple of alternatives follow. Sorry for the small pix. Best I could do.
Here's an alternative showing, I think, Shoshone Falls.Another alternative, submitteed by Ian Stenseng, and described by Betsy Russel
Ian Stenseng came up with this design for the Idaho Quarter, which he described thusly: "A young woman stands on the bank of a river. She wears turn of the century mountaineering clothes and holds a pair of field glasses and a western slouch hat. She is looking to the west. Behind her stand the Sawtooth Mountains. Written to her left is THE PIONEER SPIRIT"Stenseng's version is a total departure from all the other state quarters I've seen. Of the three, I'd have voted for it, except there was no vote.