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

Mackenzie's Post

Early in September 1812, Donald Mackenzie set up a fur trade post near here

 

—for John Jacob Astor's Pacific Fur Company —

 
Mackenzie's Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2016
1. Mackenzie's Post Marker
Inscription. Disappointed to find that beaver were unavailable in this area, he built only a store and two houses out of driftwood. Then the War of 1812 and Indian trouble tangled his plans; in May 1813 he abandoned this site, since Astor’s venture had failed and was about to be sold to the North West Company of Montreal. “Perpetual Motion” Mackenzie, who once had been a Nor’wester, rejoined the Canadians in 1816 and finally organized the Snake country fur trade.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 176.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 27.697′ N, 116° 59.524′ 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); The First Capital (here,
Mackenzie's Post Marker (<i>wide view with Lewiston in the background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2016
2. Mackenzie's Post Marker (wide view with Lewiston in the background)
next to this marker); 18th St. Bridge (approx. 3 miles away); 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. Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Mackenzie's Post Marker (<i>wide view showing adjacent markers</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2016
3. Mackenzie's Post 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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