Boise in Ada County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Old Oregon Trail - West Boise
One of those early emigrants, Ezra Meeker, returned back along the route passing near here in 1906 and 1910. His purpose for making the trip at age 76 was to seek protection and preservation of the Oregon Trail as an important American historical heritage. Sculptor Avard Fairbanks, moved by Meeker's effort, prepared a bronze sculpture, which has been recast and placed in this monument. His "Medallion" captures the anguish and the hardships suffered by those early pioneers and preserve the memory of that long journey to a new beginning utilized by so many brave Americans.
On August 5, 2008, the descendants of Avard Fairbanks in cooperation with Staples.
Erected 2008 by Descendants of Avard Fairbanks in cooperation with Staples, Oregon-California Trails Association, Idaho and Northwest Chapters; and E Clampus Vitus, Snake River Outpost No. 1811 of Lucinda J. Saunders Chapter No. 1881.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Oregon Trail series lists.
Location. 43° 39.768′ N, 116° 21.297′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Eagle Road (State Highway 55) and U.S. 26, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6299 North Eagle Road, Boise ID 83713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Initial Point (approx. 4.4 miles away); L.D.S. Pioneers of Boise (approx. 6.2 miles away); Boise High School (approx. 8.2 miles away); Reinhold Chrystman The Log Cabin (approx. 8.2 miles away); McClelland (sic) Ferry (approx. 8.3 miles away); The WPA (Works Project Administration) (approx. 8.3 miles away); Wilson Price Hunt Expedition (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the northeast corner of the Staples parking lot. It is only visible in the Stables parking lot.
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 173 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.