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Lewiston in Nez Perce County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

The First Capital

The organization of Idaho Territory was proclaimed in Lewiston July 10, 1863

 

—and the first two legislatures met here —

 
The First Capital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2016
1. The First Capital Marker
Inscription. When Lewiston served as the capital, Idaho Territory included modern Montana and practically all of Wyoming – an area much larger than Texas. Then in 1864, after Montana was established as a separate territory and most of Wyoming was attached to Dakota, the governor and legislature decided to locate the capital of Idaho in Boise, where it has been ever since.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 167.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 27.697′ N, 116° 59.522′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, Idaho, in Nez Perce County. Marker is on U.S. 95 3 miles south of Old Spiral Highway, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in a pull-out overlooking the city of Lewiston, and the Clearwater and Snake Rivers. Marker is in this post office area: Lewiston ID 83501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lewis Clark State College (here, next to this marker); Mackenzie's Post (here, next to this marker); 18th St. Bridge (approx. 3 miles away);
The First Capital Marker (<i>wide view with Lewiston in the background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2016
2. The First Capital Marker (wide view with Lewiston in the background)
John Silcott (approx. 3 miles away); The Early Years in Nez Perce County (approx. 3.2 miles away); Idaho's First Capitol (approx. 3.2 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx. 3.2 miles away); Nez Perce Village (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewiston.
 
More about this marker. Large wooden marker in good condition
 
Categories. PoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
The First Capital Marker (<i>wide view showing adjacent markers</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2016
3. The First Capital Marker (wide view showing adjacent markers)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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