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Fort Hall in Bingham County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fort Hall

An Indian Trading Post

 
 
Fort Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 13, 2018
1. Fort Hall Marker
Inscription.  First habitation in this region was built by Nathaniel J. Wyeth on Snake River 14 miles west of this monument July 15, 1834 and named for Henry Hall, senior member of Wyeth's firm.
The original stockade, 80 feet square was purchased by Hudson's Bay Company in 1937 and rebuilt with adobe walls and substantial roofs becoming an important station of the California Oregon Trail. The trappers abandoned it about 1855.
 
Erected 1932 by Eastern Idaho Area Council, Boy Scouts of America and Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmark Association. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 15, 1834.
 
Location. 43° 1.476′ N, 112° 26.292′ W. Marker is in Fort Hall, Idaho, in Bingham County. Marker is on U.S. 91 near Agency Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Hall ID 83203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Memorial Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Shoshone and Bannock Tribes (approx. 1.4 miles away); Shoshone-Bannock Tribes: Beyond the Reservation (approx. 1.4 miles away); Newe'm Bo'ai -- "Indian Road" (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Hall (approx. 9.9 miles away); Chief Theater (approx. 11.2 miles away); Utah & Northern Railroad (approx. 11.3 miles away); Idaho State University (approx. 11.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Hall.
 
Fort Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 13, 2018
2. Fort Hall Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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