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

Wilson Price Hunt Expedition

 
 
Wilson Price Hunt Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2018
1. Wilson Price Hunt Expedition Marker
Inscription.
In Memory of
Wilson Price Hunt
Expedition
First Whites to visit
Boise Valley
1811

 
Erected 1931 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° 36.567′ N, 116° 12.44′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker is on South Capitol Boulevard near Julia Davis Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 750 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. The Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); The WPA (Works Project Administration) (within shouting distance of this marker); McClelland (sic) Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacajawea and Pomp (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Boise Gallery of Art - 1937 (about 600 feet away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tom and Julia Davis Homesite (approx. ľ mile away); Bar Gernika (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
 
More about this marker.
Wilson Price Hunt Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2018
2. Wilson Price Hunt Expedition Marker
This marker is mounted on a non-functioning water fountain.
 
Also see . . .  Wilson Price Hunt (1783-1842) - The Oregon Encyclopedia. (John Jacob) Astor had devised two expeditions to the mouth of the Columbia, one by sea on the Tonquin, the other by land from St. Louis. ... Hunt was not experienced in wilderness travel, but Astor selected him to lead the overland expedition because of his business acumen and his American citizenship. Huntís party included sixty men, most of them Americans. ... During the summer of 1811, the group struggled at a slow pace in the face of difficult river and mountain passages. By late September, they had reached the headwaters of the Snake River in present-day Idaho... (Submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Wilson Price Hunt Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2018
3. Wilson Price Hunt Expedition Marker
 
 
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 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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