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

The Oregon Trail

 
 
The Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, September 20, 2009
1. The Oregon Trail Marker
Inscription. The Oregon Trail is still clearly visible coming off the rimrock across the river. Here the west bound emigrants after 1840 came gratefully down into this green valley.

The first cart passed here with Spalding and Whitman, pioneer missionaries, in 1836. By the middle 1840's, thousands of emigrant wagons had cut a broad track, later the Overland Road. The tide of travel went down when the railroad was completed in 1884, but the tracks of the wagons and stages can still be followed for miles east in the desert. (Marker Number 151.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 43° 33.07′ N, 116° 5.93′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker is on Warm Springs Avenue (at milepost 7), 0.1 miles south of Highland Valley Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. 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. Beaver Dick's Ferry (here, next to this marker); Diversion Dam (approx. 0.9 miles away); Idaho State Penitentiary (approx. 4.8 miles away); Basque Country
The Oregon Trail/Beaver Dick's Ferry Markers image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, September 20, 2009
2. The Oregon Trail/Beaver Dick's Ferry Markers
(approx. 5 miles away); The Hunt Expedition (approx. 5 miles away); The Fur Trade and the Tide of Emigration (approx. 5 miles away); The Shoshone and Northern Paiute (approx. 5 miles away); Captain Bonneville (approx. 5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boise.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,578 times since then and 40 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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