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Idaho City in Boise County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Idaho Territorial Penitentiary

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 3, 2018
1. Idaho Territorial Penitentiary Marker
Inscription. Built in May, 1864 by G.B. Walker at a cost of $10975. Jointly used by Idaho Territory and Boise Co. Original site was on Buena Vista Bar west of City. Building was moved in 1930 to make way for gold mining, and move twice more before being placed on present site in 1953 by Sons and Daughters of Idaho Pioneers.
 
Erected by Sons and Daughters of Idaho Pioneers.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons and Daughters of Idaho Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 43° 49.704′ N, 115° 50.1′ W. Marker is in Idaho City, Idaho, in Boise County. Marker is at the intersection of Wall Street and Commercial Street, on the right when traveling west on Wall Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Idaho City ID 83631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Masonic Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Masonic Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Boise Basin Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Chinese Legacy in Boise Basin (在愛达荷城的华人)
Idaho Territorial Penitentiary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 3, 2018
2. Idaho Territorial Penitentiary Marker
(about 400 feet away); Pest House and County Jail (about 400 feet away); Boise County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 500 feet away); U.S. Senator Frank Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Idaho City.
 
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Idaho Territorial Penitentiary image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 3, 2018
3. Idaho Territorial Penitentiary
Idaho Territorial Penitentiary image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 3, 2018
4. Idaho Territorial Penitentiary
Idaho Territorial Penitentiary image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 3, 2018
5. Idaho Territorial Penitentiary
1864 - 1972
Historic Relic
Ravaged by time and neglect, Let no hand further destroy of mar it. Preserved 1954 - Dedicated 1955
Sons and Daughters of Idaho Pioneers Inc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 22, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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