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Near Leadore in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Cote's Defile

 
 
Cote's Defile Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. Cote's Defile Marker
Inscription.  A French Canadian who came to southern Idaho in 1818, Joseph Cote found this valley while trapping beaver.
Though he was thousands of miles from his Canadian base in Montreal, he had years of experience in Pacific Northwest exploration. With Michel Bourdon, who also discovered valleys near here, he had joined David Thompson's 1811 Columbia River explorers. Early trappers knew this valley as Cote's Defile because of his contributions to regional fur trade.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 429.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
 
Location. 44° 19.962′ N, 113° 4.926′ W. Marker is near Leadore, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on U.S. 28 near Forest Road 188. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leadore ID 83464, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charcoal Kilns (a few steps from this marker); Charcoal
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(approx. 5 miles away); Viola - The Mine (approx. 5 miles away); The Back Door (approx. 5 miles away); Kilns (approx. 5 miles away); Brick (approx. 5 miles away); Wood (approx. 5 miles away); Preserve and Protect (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leadore.
 
Regarding Cote's Defile. Defile, in French défilé, is defined as a narrow pass.
 
Cote's Defile Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Cote's Defile Marker
Marker on the right
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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