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

Nez Perce Trail

 
 
Nez Perce Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. Nez Perce Trail Marker
Inscription.  Following high ridges, buffalo hunters cut an old Indian trail along a direct route from Lewiston past here to Lemhi Valley.
This trail was not available to Lewis and Clark in 1805, but an early missionary -- Samuel Parker -- crossed it with a Nez Perce trading party 30 years later. During an 1862 Montana gold rush, eager miners joined Lewiston merchants who sent pack trains over it with supplies for new gold camps. But bandits and robbers made wilderness travel unsafe along it.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 448.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the The Nez Perce Trail series lists.
 
Location. 45° 29.032′ N, 113° 58.78′ W. Marker is near North Fork, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Casey Road (U.S. 93) near Hughs Creek Road (Forest Road 091), on the left when traveling
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north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2740 Casey Road, North Fork ID 83466, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gibbonsville (approx. 4.8 miles away); In Commemoration of Old Toby the Shoshone Indian (approx. 5.3 miles away); Salmon River Encounter (approx. 5.4 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx. 5˝ miles away); Deep Creek (approx. 7.6 miles away); Hungry, Wet and Cold (approx. 9.2 miles away); In memory of Jeff Allen and Shane Heath (approx. 10.8 miles away); Lewis and Clark: Departure Camp (approx. 11˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Fork.
 
Nez Perce Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Nez Perce Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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