Boise in Ada County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
The Oregon Trail
The first cart passed here with Spalding and Whitman, pioneer missionaries, in 1836. By the middle 1840's, thousands of emigrant wagons had cut a broad track, later the Overland Road. The tide of travel went down when the railroad was completed in 1884, but the tracks of the wagons and stages can still be followed for miles east in the desert. (Marker Number 151.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
Location. 43° 33.07′ N, 116° 5.93′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker is on Warm Springs Avenue (at milepost 7), 0.1 miles south of Highland Valley Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boise ID 83716, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beaver Dick's Ferry (here, next to this marker); Diversion Dam (approx. 0.9 miles away); Idaho State Penitentiary (approx. 4.8 miles away); Basque Country The Hunt Expedition (approx. 5 miles away); The Fur Trade and the Tide of Emigration (approx. 5 miles away); The Shoshone and Northern Paiute (approx. 5 miles away); Captain Bonneville (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,596 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.