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Notus in Canyon County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Lower Boise

 
 
Lower Boise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, August 28, 2009
1. Lower Boise Marker
Inscription. Confederate refugees from Missouri started farming in this area in 1863 and 1864, when gold and silver mining camps created a great demand for flour and cattle.

Driven out from their Missouri River homes below Kansas City by extremely bitter Civil War border warfare, they got a new start by digging riverside canals and planting crops. They helped make Idaho an overwhelming southern Democratic territory from 1864 to 1880. Settlements from Caldwell to Notus were known as Dixie, and those farther west were Lower Boise.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 361.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 43.472′ N, 116° 47.956′ W. Marker is in Notus, Idaho, in Canyon County. Marker is on U.S. 20/26 just east of Notus Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. This marker is located on the main road, U.S. Highway 20/26, that travels west from Caldwell, Idaho to Notus and Parma. Marker is in this post office area: Notus ID 83656, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emigrant Crossing (approx. 6.1 miles away); Old Fort Boise
Lower Boise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, August 28, 2009
2. Lower Boise Marker
View of marker across U.S. Highway 20/26 from the town of Notus.
(approx. 7.7 miles away); Marie Dorion (approx. 7.7 miles away); The College of Idaho (approx. 7.8 miles away); Hostility Erupts Into Violence (approx. 10.1 miles away); Peaceful Trading Turns Hostile (approx. 10.1 miles away); Violence is Avenged (approx. 10.1 miles away); To the Memory of the Pioneers (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,228 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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