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

The Log Cabin

1940

 

—Did You Know? —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2018
1. The Log Cabin Marker
Inscription. This log cabin is built of native Idaho woods, and each room inside is paneled is a different species.
Originally known as Chateau de Bois. this cabin was erected in 1940 to house the state forester. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC), it is constructed entirely of native woods donated by various Idaho mills. The exterior walls are Englemann spruce logs, assembled without the use of nails. The building was completed in May 1940 in honor of Idaho's 50th anniversary of statehood.
The log cabin style represents our western pioneer tradition, and the use of native materials symbolizes the importance of Idaho's vast timber resources.
 
Erected 2007 by Boise Arts Commission. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 43° 36.569′ N, 116° 12.46′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker can be reached from South Capitol Boulevard near West River Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 850 South Capitol Boulevard, Boise ID 83702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilson Price Hunt Expedition (within shouting distance of this marker); McClelland (sic) Ferry
The Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2018
2. The Log Cabin Marker
The Log Cabin is across the street in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The WPA (Works Project Administration) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boise Gallery of Art - 1937 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sacajawea and Pomp (about 700 feet away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tom and Julia Davis Homesite (approx. ¼ mile away); Bar Gernika (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on a light standard. "Did You Know?" is a series of such markers located along or near South Capital Boulevard.
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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