Lewis and Clark blazed a trail through Idaho in 1805, followed by English and American fur traders. Thousands of pioneers followed the Oregon Trail through southeast Idaho in the 1830s and 1840s, although the first settlement was established by Mormons in 1860. Gold fever stimulated immigration in the 1860s. The state was formed from the Idaho Territory, organized in 1863 when it separated from the Washington Territory.
1805-Explored by Lewis and Clark for the United States
1860-Premanently settled by Mormons
1890-Admitted to the Union as the 43rd state
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
Location. 37° 13.564′ N, 76° 46.964′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road. The marker is located near the Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wyoming (here, next to this marker); Washington (here, next
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.