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Lewiston in Nez Perce County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Site of Luna House

Established 1861

 
 
Site of Luna House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 7, 2018
1. Site of Luna House Marker
Inscription.  
Lewiston's leading hotel in the 1860's. Way station on the road to the Idaho gold fields. Hill Beachey, famed apprehender of the Magruder murderers, was it's first proprietor (1861-1864).
Focal point for much of Lewiston's history during the stirring days when this river port was capital of Idaho Territory (1861-1864)

 
Erected 1961 by Luna House Historical Society.
 
Location. 46° 25.374′ N, 117° 1.74′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, Idaho, in Nez Perce County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 3rd Street and Capital Street when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 3rd Street, Lewiston ID 83501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewis and Clark (a few steps from this marker); Old City Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pacific Northwest Bell Building (Historic Name) (about 300 feet away); Means Building (about 400 feet away); Kettenbach Building
Site of Luna House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 7, 2018
2. Site of Luna House Marker
Marker on the wall of the Nez Perce County Historical Society building.
(about 700 feet away); Tsceminicum (about 700 feet away); Firsts in Lewiston (about 700 feet away); Lewiston's Chinese Community (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewiston.
 
Also see . . .  The Hill Beachey Project. Lloyd Magruder took a pack train of mules loaded with mining supplies and other goods from Lewiston to the Alder Gulch mining camps in the summer of 1863. ... En route (on the return trip), Magruder and his crew were brutally and cold-bloodedly killed by the three men (and perhaps a fourth), who were ostensibly traveling with the company as helpers. ... on October 24th Hill Beachey, accompanied and assisted by Thomas Farrell, headed out of Lewiston to track down and bring to justice the suspects. (Submitted on August 15, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Hill Beachey image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
3. Hill Beachey
Casted into the sidewalk between the two millstones image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 7, 2018
4. Casted into the sidewalk between the two millstones
a sign reads:
Public Fountain
1907 Lewiston 1930
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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