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

Wilson Price Hunt Expedition

 
 
Wilson Price Hunt Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2018
1. Wilson Price Hunt Expedition Marker
Inscription.  
In Memory of
Wilson Price Hunt
Expedition
First Whites to visit
Boise Valley
1811

 
Erected 1931 by Sons and Daughters of Idaho Pioneers.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Sons and Daughters of Idaho Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 43° 36.567′ N, 116° 12.44′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker is on South Capitol Boulevard near Julia Davis Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 750 South Capitol Boulevard, Boise ID 83702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); The WPA (Works Project Administration) (within shouting distance of this marker); McClelland (sic) Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Reinhold Chrystman (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sacajawea and Pomp
Wilson Price Hunt Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2018
2. Wilson Price Hunt Expedition Marker
(about 600 feet away); The Boise Gallery of Art - 1937 (about 600 feet away); The Story of Julia & Tom Davis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
 
More about this marker. This marker is mounted on a non-functioning water fountain.
 
Also see . . .  Wilson Price Hunt (1783-1842) - The Oregon Encyclopedia. (John Jacob) Astor had devised two expeditions to the mouth of the Columbia, one by sea on the Tonquin, the other by land from St. Louis. ... Hunt was not experienced in wilderness travel, but Astor selected him to lead the overland expedition because of his business acumen and his American citizenship. Hunt’s party included sixty men, most of them Americans. ... During the summer of 1811, the group struggled at a slow pace in the face of difficult river and mountain passages. By late September, they had reached the headwaters of the Snake River in present-day Idaho... (Submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Wilson Price Hunt Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2018
3. Wilson Price Hunt Expedition Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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Aug. 11, 2020