Lewiston in Nez Perce County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Pioneer businessman and politician,
he owned and operated ferries in the Lewiston and Spokane areas.
Early in the 1860ís, John Silcott ran a ferryboat across the Snake River at Lewiston. He soon put in a ferry across the Clearwater River and initiated operations on the Snake at Alpowa and on the Spokane River. His wife Jane was the daughter of Nez Perce leader Chief Timothy. A Silcott ferry tie post is still visible at the north end of 5th Street.
Erected by Nez Perce County Historical Society, Idaho State Historical Society, Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 502.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 46° 25.477′ N, 117° 1.512′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, Idaho, in Nez Perce County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 12 and 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 12. Touch for map. Marker is located adjacent to parking lot on the north side of US Highway 12, near Lewiston's 18th Street Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Lewiston ID 83501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 18th St. Bridge (here, next to this marker); Lewis and Clark Idaho's First Capitol (approx. half a mile away); The Early Years in Nez Perce County (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Confluence of Rivers & Steam (approx. 0.7 miles away); A Man and His Island Dream (approx. 0.7 miles away); Writings on the River (approx. 0.9 miles away); Traveling on the River (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewiston.
More about this marker. Large wooden marker in good condition
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
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