Payette in Payette County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
In 1812, he came from Quebec to the Columbia at the age of 18. Moving inland to the Snake country in 1818, he trapped on Payette river, which was named for him that year. For a decade prior to his retirement in 1844, he managed Fort Boise, 20 miles south of here. "A merry, fat old gentleman" he was noted for his kindness to Oregon Trail emigrants who found him exceedingly polite, courteous and hospitable.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 324.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 44° 4.086′ N, 116° 56.088′ W. Marker is in Payette, Idaho, in Payette County. Marker can be reached from 6th Avenue South near South 8th Street Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 6th Avenue South, Payette ID 83661, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Payette World War I Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ontario Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 3.6 miles away in Oregon); Snake River (approx. 5.1 miles away); Salmon Festival (approx. 5.2 miles away); New Plymouth (approx. 8.7 miles away); a different marker also named New Plymouth (approx. 8.9 miles away); a different marker also named New Plymouth (approx. 8.9 miles away); Malheur County's Oregon Trail Heritage (approx. 10 miles away in Oregon).
More about this marker. This marker is located in Kiwanis Park near the skateboard park.
Also see . . . Farncois Payette - Payette County Info. Francois Payette lived a dangerous, primitive life in unexplored territory, but he regretted the harsh dealings with Indians. He tried to teach the local Indians how to smoke and store salmon. Mr. Payette's ability to read and write served him well in his dealings with others. (Submitted on June 26, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.