Lewiston in Nez Perce County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Pioneer businessman and politician,
he owned and operated ferries in the Lewiston and Spokane areas.
Early in the 1860’s, John Silcott ran a ferryboat across the Snake River at Lewiston. He soon put in a ferry across the Clearwater River and initiated operations on the Snake at Alpowa and on the Spokane River. His wife Jane was the daughter of Nez Perce leader Chief Timothy. A Silcott ferry tie post is still visible at the north end of 5th Street.
Erected by Nez Perce County Historical Society, Idaho State Historical Society, Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 502.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 46° 25.477′ N, 117° 1.512′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, Idaho, in Nez Perce County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 12 and 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 12. Marker is located adjacent to parking lot on the north side of US Highway 12, near Lewiston's 18th Street Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewiston ID 83501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 18th St. Bridge (here, next to this marker); Site of Luna House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx. ¼ mile away); Means Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Old City Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Pacific Northwest Bell Building (Historic Name) (approx. ¼ mile away); Tsceminicum (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kettenbach Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewiston.
More about this marker. Large wooden marker in good condition
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
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