Old Fort Hall

Old Fort Hall (HM21OL)

Location: Pocatello, ID 83204 Bannock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 50.637', W 112° 25.218'

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Fort Hall, Keystone on the Oregon Trail, America's road to destiny, was located 14 miles north of this site. It was dedicated by Nathaniel J. Wyeth, Bostonian, on Aug. 5th 1834. Unable to compete with Hudson's Bay Co., Fort Boise; Wyeth sold the Fort to the firm and they took it over on June 16th 1838. Fort Hall served as a Trapper Indian rendezvous and an Oregon Trail way station. Joseph Thing, Francis Ermatinger and Richard Grant provided hospitality for Thousands, including such notables as Jason Lee Meek, Bridger, Bonneville, Whitmans, Spaldings, DeSmet, Fremont, Carson & Meeker. HBC abandoned the Fort in July, 1858, thus ending an era. The Fort site has been designated as a registered historical landmark by the National Park Service.
HM NumberHM21OL
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Date Added Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 383940 N 4744464
Decimal Degrees42.84395000, -112.42030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 50.637', W 112° 25.218'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 50' 38.22" N, 112° 25' 13.08" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3101 Avenue of the Chiefs, Pocatello ID 83204, US
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