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Pocatello in Bannock County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Old Fort Hall

 
 
Old Fort Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
1. Old Fort Hall Marker
Inscription. Fort Hall, Keystone on the Oregon Trail, America's road to destiny, was located 14 miles north of this site. It was dedicated by Nathaniel J. Wyeth, Bostonian, on Aug. 5th 1834. Unable to compete with Hudson's Bay Co., Fort Boise; Wyeth sold the Fort to the firm and they took it over on June 16th 1838. Fort Hall served as a Trapper Indian rendezvous and an Oregon Trail way station. Joseph Thing, Francis Ermatinger and Richard Grant provided hospitality for Thousands, including such notables as Jason Lee Meek, Bridger, Bonneville, Whitmans, Spaldings, DeSmet, Fremont, Carson & Meeker. HBC abandoned the Fort in July, 1858, thus ending an era. The Fort site has been designated as a registered historical landmark by the National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 50.637′ N, 112° 25.218′ W. Marker is in Pocatello, Idaho, in Bannock County. Marker can be reached from Avenue of the Chiefs near South 5th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3000 Avenue of the Chiefs, Pocatello ID 83204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The City of Pocatello (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pocatello's Name in WWII
Old Fort Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
2. Old Fort Hall Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Native Foods (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Shoshone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pocatello's Life (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chief Pocatello (approx. 0.2 miles away); Idaho State University (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocatello.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on an inside wall of the Fort Hall Replica.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Hall Replica. Why A Replica of Old Fort Hall
Pocatello and Southeast Idaho have a story to tell. It is a story of one of the most thrilling periods of American history, when a young nation fun of adventure and wanting new lands began the trek Westward, first in trickles, then in swarms, growing into the greatest [voluntary] migration that any nation had known.
(Submitted on September 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Fort Hall Replica image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
3. Fort Hall Replica
Fort Hall Replica image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
4. Fort Hall Replica
Oregon Trail Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
5. Oregon Trail Monument
Erected by the
Women's
Study League
in commemoration of
the old
Oregon Trail
1907

Monument inside Fort Hall Replica; relocated from elsewhere.
Old Fort Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
6. Old Fort Hall Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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