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Near Fruitland in Payette County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Snake River

 
 
Snake River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
1. Snake River Marker
Inscription. The valley of the Snake, historic passage from the Midwest to the Northwest, has been a primary route for travel since the days of Indians and fur traders.

The Oregon Trail forded the river at Old Fort Boise, the Hudson's Bay Company 12 miles upstream. Many a famous early westerner saw the valley you now see - though the look of the land has changed since white settlement brought irrigated farms. Today the river provides both irrigation and power along its thousand-mile course from the Yellowstone to the Columbia. Highways, railroads, and airlines follow its open valley east of here; but to the north, Hell's Canyon of the Snake is still almost impassable to man.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 263.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 43° 59.629′ N, 116° 56.162′ W. Marker is near Fruitland, Idaho, in Payette County. Marker is on Interstate 84 at milepost 1, 1.9 miles north of U.S. 95, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located at the Eastbound Rest Area. Marker is in this post office area: Fruitland ID 83619, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other
Snake River Marker at Rest Area image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
2. Snake River Marker at Rest Area
marker is within walking distance of this marker. Salmon Festival (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
The Snake River image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
3. The Snake River
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,118 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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