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By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
Salmon Festival Marker at Rest Area
Idaho (Payette County), Fruitland — 336 — Salmon Festival
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 . . . — Map (db m23197) HM
Idaho (Payette County), Fruitland — 263 — Snake River
The valley of the Snake, historic passage from the Midwest to the Northwest, has been a primary route for travel since the days of Indians and fur traders. The Oregon Trail forded the river at Old Fort Boise, the Hudson's Bay Company 12 miles . . . — Map (db m23195) HM
Idaho (Payette County), New Plymouth — 483 — New Plymouth
In 1894, the National Irrigation Congress designed a model town and canal system. New Plymouth was founded to demonstrate it, and farming began here in 1896. Organizers and settlers came from Cleveland, Boston and Chicago to try out their . . . — Map (db m119313) HM
Idaho (Payette County), New Plymouth — 352 — New Plymouth
In 1810-18 Francois Payette, Donald McKenzie, John Day, Jack Weiser, a Mr. Whitman and others, named this valley and river "Payette." In 1862 David Bivens' stage station was erected and Nathan Falk's store was opened in 1876. William E. Smythe, of . . . — Map (db m119315) HM
Idaho (Payette County), New Plymouth — New Plymouth Idaho
Committee approved April 25, 1894 Chicago report on colony site May 28, 1894 Chicago New Plymouth Articles of Incorporation Feb. 15 1896 — Map (db m119317) HM
Idaho (Payette County), Payette — 324 — Francois Payette
This park memorializes the Pacific Northwest's most successful French Canadian fur trapper, for whom this city and county are named. In 1812, he came from Quebec to the Columbia at the age of 18. Moving inland to the Snake country in 1818, he . . . — Map (db m119320) HM
Idaho (Payette County), Payette — Payette World War I Memorial
That the memory of the boys who gave their lives and their services in the defense of their county and to perpetuate its ideals shall live as an inspiration to courage and patriotism — Map (db m119318) WM

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