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Near Fort Hall in Bingham County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fort Hall

 
 
Fort Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
1. Fort Hall Marker
Inscription.
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

under the provisions of the historic sites act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service

 
Location. 43° 1.17′ N, 112° 38.064′ W. Marker is near Fort Hall, Idaho, in Bingham County. Marker is on Shoshone - Bannock 92 near Sheepskin Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Hall ID 83203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chief Theater (approx. 14.2 miles away); Idaho State University (approx. 15 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The Fort Hall site is on the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes - Fort Hall Reservation. Permission to access the site must be obtained at the tribal offices.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Hall - Wikipedia. In 1832 Wyeth decided to proceed on his own with an independent expedition. With a company of 70-100 men, he intended to establish a fishery and trading post on the Columbia River near its confluence
Fort Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
2. Fort Hall Marker
with the Willamette River (part of present-day Portland, Oregon). Related plans were to supply trade goods to trappers in the Rocky Mountains and possibly slaughter and dry bison for export to Cuba. A major investor in the fishery/trading post enterprise was Henry Hall, a partner of the Boston firm Tucker & Williams & Henry Hall.
(Submitted on September 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Nathaniel Wyeth -- Mountain Men and Life in the Rocky Mountain West. Although success in the fur trade never belonged to Nathaniel Wyeth, given the vast magnitude of the uncertainties in the physical, cultural and business environment of the West at that time, it is amazing that he accomplished as much as he did. Later through his letters and memoirs, he did much to familiarize the East with the potential of the Oregon Country, and thereby helped open the door to the emigrant waves that spread westward in the final years of the 1840ís. (Submitted on September 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Fort Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
3. Fort Hall Marker
Monument locating site of Fort Hall; image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
4. Monument locating site of Fort Hall;
photograph taken November 8, 1921
Fort Hall, 1849 image. Click for full size.
Sketch from the Official Report of the Stanbury Expedition (1849)
5. Fort Hall, 1849
Nathaniel J. Wyeth image. Click for full size.
By Wikipeda
6. Nathaniel J. Wyeth
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 64 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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