Near Marsing in Owyhee County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Fur-trading ships brought Hawaiian natives -- then called "Owyhees" -- to the Northwest. In 1818, Donald Mackenzie brought the first big brigade of fur hunters to the Snake river valley. He sent several Owyhees to trap in this region -- and they never came back. Ever since then, this has been called the Owyhee country, and Owyhee county carries the name on. (Pronounce "Owyhee" and "Hawaii" aloud -- they sound the same.)
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 192.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 24.426′ N, 116° 51.918′ W. Marker is near Marsing, Idaho, in Owyhee County. Marker is on I.O.N. Highway No. 456 (U.S. 95 at milepost 14) near Summer Camp Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marsing ID 83639, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Givens Hot Springs (approx. 8 miles away); Givens Springs Froman's Ferry (approx. 10.2 miles away).
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