Caldwell in Canyon County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Idaho's First Heroine - Madame Marie Dorion
Upon reaching the remote trapping camp, Marie found a nearly dead Giles LeClerc. From him she learned her warning arrived too late to save the group. This resulted in her becoming the first known widow of a European spouse in the area destined to become Idaho. The Dorion Woman was the name first used by historian Washington Irving to describe this heroine for many years. When LeClerc died the Dorion Woman returned to the Caldwell camp where she discovered Reed and his men dead, leaving her and her children as the only survivors.
Until her rescue in April near present day Hilgard, Oregon, Marie Dorion's determination to save her children lead her on a 200-mile flight across the Blue Mountains of
Erected 2010 by anyon County Historical Society, Our Memories Indian Creek Museum, E Clampus Vitus, Snake River Chapter No. 1811.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 43° 39.804′ N, 116° 41.004′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Idaho, in Canyon County. Marker is on Main Street near Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1122 Main Street, Caldwell ID 83605, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A.K. Steunenberg / Frank Steunenberg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Caldwell Train Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); The College of Idaho Emigrant Crossing (approx. 1.7 miles away); Peaceful Trading Turns Hostile (approx. 3.8 miles away); Hostility Erupts Into Violence (approx. 3.8 miles away); To the Memory of the Pioneers (approx. 3.8 miles away); Violence is Avenged (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caldwell.
More about this marker. The marker is on the left side of the Our Memories Indian Creek Museum building.
Categories. • Heroes • Native Americans • Women •
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