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Payette in Payette County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Francois Payette

 
 
Francois Payette Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 4, 2018
1. Francois Payette Marker
Inscription. This park memorializes the Pacific Northwest's most successful French Canadian fur trapper, for whom this city and county are named.
In 1812, he came from Quebec to the Columbia at the age of 18. Moving inland to the Snake country in 1818, he trapped on Payette river, which was named for him that year. For a decade prior to his retirement in 1844, he managed Fort Boise, 20 miles south of here. "A merry, fat old gentleman" he was noted for his kindness to Oregon Trail emigrants who found him exceedingly polite, courteous and hospitable.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 324.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 4.086′ N, 116° 56.088′ W. Marker is in Payette, Idaho, in Payette County. Marker can be reached from 6th Avenue South near South 8th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 6th Avenue South, Payette ID 83661, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Payette World War I Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ontario Oregon Trail Kiosk
Francois Payette Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 4, 2018
2. Francois Payette Marker
(approx. 3.6 miles away in Oregon); Snake River (approx. 5.1 miles away); Salmon Festival (approx. 5.2 miles away); New Plymouth (approx. 8.7 miles away); a different marker also named New Plymouth (approx. 8.9 miles away); a different marker also named New Plymouth (approx. 8.9 miles away); Malheur County's Oregon Trail Heritage (approx. 10 miles away in Oregon).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Kiwanis Park near the skateboard park.
 
Also see . . .  Farncois Payette - Payette County Info. Francois Payette lived a dangerous, primitive life in unexplored territory, but he regretted the harsh dealings with Indians. He tried to teach the local Indians how to smoke and store salmon. Mr. Payette's ability to read and write served him well in his dealings with others. (Submitted on June 26, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Fur Trade
 
Categories. ExplorationNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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