Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Fruitland in Payette County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Salmon Festival

 
 
Salmon Festival Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
1. Salmon Festival Marker
Inscription. Long before fur hunters explored here in 1811, an annual Indian salmon festival was held each July in this area.

Indian peoples came great distances to trade, celebrate, and arrange intertribal marriages. Cheyenne and Arapaho bands brought elegant tipi poles from Colorado. Crow and Shoshoni buffalo hunters supplied meat and hides from Montana and Wyoming. Nez Perce and Walla Walla horsemen marketed superior stock they had developed, and Paiute weapon and tool makers provided obsidian from central Oregon. All were attracted to this river area for its excellent salmon fishing.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 336.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 59.586′ N, 116° 56.138′ W. Marker is near Fruitland, Idaho, in Payette County. Marker is on Interstate 84 at milepost 1, 1.9 miles north of U.S. 95, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Eastbound Rest Area. Marker is in this post office area: Fruitland ID 83619, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Snake River (about 300 feet away, measured in
Salmon Festival Marker at Rest Area image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
2. Salmon Festival Marker at Rest Area
a direct line); Ontario Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 1.7 miles away in Oregon); Malheur County's Oregon Trail Heritage (approx. 8.2 miles away in Oregon); Malheur Butte (approx. 8.2 miles away in Oregon); Old Oregon Trail (approx. 12.7 miles away in Oregon); Old Fort Boise Snake River Crossing (approx. 12.7 miles away in Oregon); Starvation Camp (approx. 12.7 miles away in Oregon).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,100 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement