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Near Boise in Ada County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Oregon Trail

 
 
Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Maxwell, September 4, 2008
1. Oregon Trail Marker
Inscription. Indians, trappers, and emigrants who came this way before 1900 used a more direct route to get between Boise and Glenns Ferry. Their road still can be seen at Bonneville Point 5 miles from here.

Following close to a line of hills bordering a broad, rolling plain, their route had water and grass essential for horses and oxen. It also gave them a spectacular view of Boise valley. To see that site, follow directional signs when you reach Interchange 64 at Black's Creek, 1 mile beyond here.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 375.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 43° 28.669′ N, 116° 6.44′ W. Marker is near Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker is on Interstate 84 one mile north of Black's Creek Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at a rest area between Boise and Mountain Home. Marker is in this post office area: Boise ID 83716, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Basque Country (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Shoshone and Northern Paiute (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Hunt Expedition
Oregon Trail Marker at Rest Area image. Click for full size.
By John Maxwell, September 4, 2008
2. Oregon Trail Marker at Rest Area
(approx. 3.5 miles away); The Fur Trade and the Tide of Emigration (approx. 3.5 miles away); Bonneville Point (approx. 3.5 miles away); Captain Bonneville (approx. 3.5 miles away); Diversion Dam (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Oregon Trail (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boise.
 
Additional keywords. Oregon Trail
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,856 times since then and 25 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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