Caldwell in Canyon County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
They had to avoid a wide zone of shifting channels, so they descended Canyon Hill where the route is still visible. In 1853, Maria Belshaw "...crossed Boise River at ford, 15 rods wide 3 feet deep, beautiful river, gravel bottom, very clear, large salmon in it." After crossing, the road headed westward along a route that became US 20.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 455.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
Location. 43° 41.296′ N, 116° 41.296′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Idaho, in Canyon County. Marker is on U.S. 30 0 miles east of West Plymouth Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located off of Interstate 84 at Exit 26 on Old Hwy 30. Marker is in this post office area: Caldwell ID 83607, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The College of Idaho (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hostility Erupts Into Violence (approx. 4 miles away); Peaceful Trading Turns Hostile Violence is Avenged (approx. 4 miles away); To the Memory of the Pioneers (approx. 4 miles away); The Ward Massacre (approx. 4.1 miles away); Lower Boise (approx. 6.1 miles away); Northwest Nazarene University (approx. 10.1 miles away).
Additional keywords. Oregon Trail, Boise River
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,660 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.