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Meadows in Adams County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Packer John's Cabin

 
 
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By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
1. Packer John's Cabin Marker
Inscription. John Welch -- always known as Packer John -- hauled supplies from Lewiston to Idaho City during a major Boise Basin gold rush of 1863-1864.

He built a cabin (1/4 mile north of here) that immediately became an historic Idaho landmark. Territorial political conventions (Republican in 1863 and Democratic in 1864)used his facility as a point where North Idaho leaders could meet with southern representatives to choose congressional candidates. This site now is a state park.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 183.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 57.321′ N, 116° 13.481′ W. Marker is in Meadows, Idaho, in Adams County. Marker is on State Highway 55 at milepost 153, half a mile west of Woodland Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located near the turnoff for Packer John's Cabin State Park. Marker is in this post office area: New Meadows ID 83654, United States of America.
 
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Packer John's Cabin Marker Along Hwy 55 image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
2. Packer John's Cabin Marker Along Hwy 55
 
 
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