Next year will mark the 75th anniversary of Crosby's recording of "You're The Gem State Wonder, Idaho." As the majority of songs were in the forties, the track is short in length, but its message is timeless and also a source of pride for many Idahoans.
A northeastern Nevada ranch once owned by Bing Crosby is for sale for $7,280,000. The Lawson Ranch was one of several properties the late singer and movie star owned in the area in the 1940s and 1950s. Crosby was a frequent summer visitor to the ranch and was named the honorary mayor of the small city of Elko in 1948.