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Near Boise in Ada County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Bonneville Point

 
 
Bonneville Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 14, 2010
1. Bonneville Point Marker
Inscription.  From this old Indian trail later known as the Old Oregon Trail Captain B,L,E, Bonnevilles partner on first sighting the river May 1833 exclaimed - Les Bois Les Bois Voyes Les Bois meaning The Woods The Woods See The Woods

Capt Bonneville therefore named the stream Riviere Boise - also indirectly the mountains and city
 
Erected 1927 by Kiwanis Club of Boise.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 43° 29.511′ N, 116° 2.435′ W. Marker is near Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker can be reached from S. Upper Blacks Creek Road, 1.3 miles north of E. Blacks Creek Road. Marker is located at the Bonneville Point interpretive site along the route of the Oregon Trail at the end of S. Upper Blacks Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boise ID 83716, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Bonneville (here, next to this marker); The Fur Trade and the Tide of Emigration (a few steps from this marker); The Shoshone and Northern Paiute
Bonneville Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2018
2. Bonneville Point Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); The Hunt Expedition (a few steps from this marker); Site 10 ★ Blacks Creek Road Crossing (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Foote Legacy in Idaho (approx. 2.6 miles away); Basque Country (approx. 3.4 miles away); Oregon Trail (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
 
More about this marker. Two tablets at the foot of the monument state,
Erected by
Kiwanis Club of Boise
Dedicated Nov 4, 1927
Restored and Rededicated
June 19, 1956

Boise Kiwanis Club
Restored
and
Rededicated
May 24, 2000
 
Bonneville Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2018
3. Bonneville Point Marker
Captain Bonneville Marker and Bonneville Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 14, 2010
4. Captain Bonneville Marker and Bonneville Point Marker
View to Northwest from Bonneville Point Interpretive Site image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 14, 2010
5. View to Northwest from Bonneville Point Interpretive Site
The route of the Oregon Trail is in the foreground, and the city of Boise and the Boise River Valley are in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 623 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 17, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   4, 5. submitted on February 17, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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