Horseshoe Bend in Boise County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Horse Shoe Bend
Traffic came by steamer up the Columbia to Umatilla, and thence overland. At first there were only pack and saddle trains, but in 1864, John Hailey, famous Idaho pioneer, ran stages this way, and a toll road up Harris Creek was opened shortly. Though other routes to the Basin also developed, freighters continued to come through Horse Shoe Bend for many years.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 278.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 54.859′ N, 116° 11.874′ W. Marker is in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, in Boise County. Marker is on State Highway 55 at milepost 64, just south of West Boise Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Horseshoe Bend ID 83629, United States of America.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,234 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.