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Notus in Canyon County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Lower Boise

 
 
Lower Boise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, August 28, 2009
1. Lower Boise Marker
Inscription.  Confederate refugees from Missouri started farming in this area in 1863 and 1864, when gold and silver mining camps created a great demand for flour and cattle.

Driven out from their Missouri River homes below Kansas City by extremely bitter Civil War border warfare, they got a new start by digging riverside canals and planting crops. They helped make Idaho an overwhelming southern Democratic territory from 1864 to 1880. Settlements from Caldwell to Notus were known as Dixie, and those farther west were Lower Boise.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 361.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 43° 43.472′ N, 116° 47.956′ W. Marker is in Notus, Idaho, in Canyon County. Marker is on U.S. 20/26 just east of Notus Road, on the left when traveling west. This marker is located on the main
Lower Boise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, August 28, 2009
2. Lower Boise Marker
View of marker across U.S. Highway 20/26 from the town of Notus.
road, U.S. Highway 20/26, that travels west from Caldwell, Idaho to Notus and Parma. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Notus ID 83656, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emigrant Crossing (approx. 6.1 miles away); Caldwell Train Depot (approx. 6.8 miles away); A.K. Steunenberg / Frank Steunenberg (approx. 6.8 miles away); Idaho's First Heroine - Madame Marie Dorion (approx. 7.2 miles away); Old Oregon Trail (approx. 7.7 miles away); Old Fort Boise (approx. 7.7 miles away); Marie Dorion (approx. 7.7 miles away); Fort Boise (approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,496 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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