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

Grimes’ Creek

 
 
Grimes' Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, September 20, 2009
1. Grimes' Creek Marker
Inscription. Named for George Grimes who, with Moses Splawn, led the party which on August 2, 1862 made the strike that started the Boise basin gold rush.

The party was searching for a rich basin described to Splawn a year earlier by an Indian. Farther up this creek, they found the gold they were looking for. A few days later, Grimes was killed at Grimes Pass (it was blamed on Indians) and his partners had to bury him in a prospect hole nearby.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 188.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 43.553′ N, 115° 57.066′ W. Marker is near Idaho City, Idaho, in Boise County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 21 at milepost 28 and Grimes Creek Road, on the left when traveling north on State Highway 21. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boise ID 83716, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Toll Road (approx. 7.1 miles away); Idaho City (approx. 7.8 miles away); More's Creek (approx. 9.6 miles away); Arrowrock Dam
Grimes' Creek Marker at Crossroads Along Hwy 21 image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, September 20, 2009
2. Grimes' Creek Marker at Crossroads Along Hwy 21
(approx. 9.6 miles away); Beaver Dick's Ferry (approx. 14.2 miles away); The Oregon Trail (approx. 14.2 miles away); Diversion Dam (approx. 14.7 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Mining
 
Categories. Natural ResourcesSettlements & Settlers
 
Grimes' Creek image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, September 20, 2009
3. Grimes' Creek
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,769 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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