Near Emmett in Gem County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Later that year a gold rush to Boise Basin came up Payette Valley, and the next summer farmers along the river started raising crops to supply the mines. For a year or more they were troubled by a notorious band of horse thieves based a Pickett's Corral located at the head of the valley before you. Late in 1864 the farmers organized the Payette Vigilance Committee and drove out the Pickett Corral Gang.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 295.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law Enforcement • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 43° 50.663′ N, 116° 28.064′ W. Marker is near Emmett, Idaho, in Gem County. Marker is on State Highway 16 at milepost 111 near Old Freezeout/Jackass Gulch Road, on the right when traveling southTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emmett ID 83617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pearl (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Canyon Dam (approx. 6.1 miles away); Violence is Avenged (approx. 13½ miles away); Hostility Erupts Into Violence (approx. 13½ miles away); To the Memory of the Pioneers (approx. 13½ miles away); Peaceful Trading Turns Hostile (approx. 13½ miles away); The Ward Massacre (approx. 13.6 miles away); Old Oregon Trail - West Boise (approx. 13.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emmett.
More about this marker. The maker is located a roadside overlook.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 25, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.