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

Emigrant Crossing

 
 
Emigrant Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, September 9, 2009
1. Emigrant Crossing Marker
Inscription. After reaching Boise River, emigrant wagons had to travel 30 miles to find a good crossing about 1/4 mile north of here.

They had to avoid a wide zone of shifting channels, so they descended Canyon Hill where the route is still visible. In 1853, Maria Belshaw "...crossed Boise River at ford, 15 rods wide 3 feet deep, beautiful river, gravel bottom, very clear, large salmon in it." After crossing, the road headed westward along a route that became US 20.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 455.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 43° 41.296′ N, 116° 41.296′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Idaho, in Canyon County. Marker is on U.S. 30 0 miles east of West Plymouth Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located off of Interstate 84 at Exit 26 on Old Hwy 30. Marker is in this post office area: Caldwell ID 83607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The College of Idaho (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hostility Erupts Into Violence (approx. 4 miles away); Peaceful Trading Turns Hostile
Emigrant Crossing Marker Off of Old Hwy 30 image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, May 25, 2007
2. Emigrant Crossing Marker Off of Old Hwy 30
(approx. 4 miles away); Violence is Avenged (approx. 4 miles away); To the Memory of the Pioneers (approx. 4 miles away); The Ward Massacre (approx. 4.1 miles away); Lower Boise (approx. 6.1 miles away); Northwest Nazarene University (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Oregon Trail, Boise River
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,630 times since then and 53 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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