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

Beaver Dick's Ferry

 
 
Beaver Dick's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, September 20, 2009
1. Beaver Dick's Ferry Marker
Inscription. In 1863 and 1864, overland packers hauling supplies from Salt Lake City to Idaho City crossed here and took a direct route northward to More's Creek.

They cut a steep grade from the Oregon Trail down to Beaver Dick's Ferry, which served a crossing only a short distance below here. After gold rush excitement ended, Idaho City traffic came on through Boise and used a toll road further north to Boise Basin.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 359.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 43° 33.074′ 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 from Highland Valley Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch 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 walking distance of this marker. The Oregon Trail (here, next to this marker); Ezra Meeker (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Boise (approx. 0.8 miles away); Idaho's Emigrant Trails (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bonneville Point
The Oregon Trail/Beaver Dick's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, September 20, 2009
2. The Oregon Trail/Beaver Dick's Ferry Marker
Along Warms Springs Ave.
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Kelton Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); "Our Road Was Very Steep..." (approx. 0.9 miles away); Diversion Dam (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 2,138 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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