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

Horse Shoe Bend

 
 
Horse Shoe Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
1. Horse Shoe Bend Marker
Inscription. Gold was struck in Boise Basin (over the ridge to the east) in 1862, and the rush to these new mines came through here.

Traffic came by steamer up the Columbia to Umatilla, and thence overland. At first there were only pack and saddle trains, but in 1864, John Hailey, famous Idaho pioneer, ran stages this way, and a toll road up Harris Creek was opened shortly. Though other routes to the Basin also developed, freighters continued to come through Horse Shoe Bend for many years.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 278.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 54.859′ N, 116° 11.874′ W. Marker is in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, in Boise County. Marker is on State Highway 55 at milepost 64, just south of West Boise Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Horseshoe Bend ID 83629, United States of America.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Horse Shoe Bend Marker Along Hwy 55 image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
2. Horse Shoe Bend Marker Along Hwy 55
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,191 times since then and 29 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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