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

The Oregon Trail

 
 
The Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, September 20, 2009
1. The Oregon Trail Marker
Inscription. The Oregon Trail is still clearly visible coming off the rimrock across the river. Here the west bound emigrants after 1840 came gratefully down into this green valley.

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 walking distance of this marker. Beaver Dick's Ferry (here, next to this marker); Ezra Meeker (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Boise (approx. 0.8 miles away); Idaho's Emigrant Trails (approx. 0.8 miles away);
The Oregon Trail/Beaver Dick's Ferry Markers image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, September 20, 2009
2. The Oregon Trail/Beaver Dick's Ferry Markers
Bonneville Point (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kelton Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Diversion Dam (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Diversion Dam (approx. 0.9 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 1,714 times since then and 50 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.
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