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Meadows in Adams County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Packer John's Cabin

 
 
Packer John's Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
1. Packer John's Cabin Marker
Inscription.  John Welch -- always known as Packer John -- hauled supplies from Lewiston to Idaho City during a major Boise Basin gold rush of 1863-1864.

He built a cabin (1/4 mile north of here) that immediately became an historic Idaho landmark. Territorial political conventions (Republican in 1863 and Democratic in 1864)used his facility as a point where North Idaho leaders could meet with southern representatives to choose congressional candidates. This site now is a state park.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 183.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 44° 57.321′ N, 116° 13.481′ W. Marker is in Meadows, Idaho, in Adams County. Marker is on State Highway 55 at milepost 153,, half a mile west of Woodland Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located near the turnoff for Packer John's Cabin
Packer John's Cabin Marker Along Hwy 55 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
2. Packer John's Cabin Marker Along Hwy 55
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State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Meadows ID 83654, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Packer John's Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); J. I. Morgan, Inc. (approx. 3.3 miles away); The CCC Worker (approx. 6½ miles away); The Idaho Forest (approx. 6½ miles away); Sloan's Point Lookout (approx. 6½ miles away); McCall City Jail (approx. 7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,197 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on November 14, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 18, 2022