Old Fort Boise

Old Fort Boise (HMEJ1)

Location: Parma, ID 83660 Canyon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 46.786', W 116° 55.941'

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An important Hudson's Bay Company fur trade post was established in 1834 four miles west of here on the bank of the Snake River.

Fur trading declined, but this British post became famous for its hospitality to American travellers on the Oregon Trail. An 1845 report spoke of "two acres of land under cultivation...1,991 sheep, 73 pigs, 17 horses, and 27 meat cattle - a welcome oasis at the ford of Snake River after 300 thirsty miles from Fort Hall. A flood in 1853 washed away the adobe buildings, and Indian trouble forced the Company to abandon the post two years later.
HM NumberHMEJ1
Series This marker is part of the Idaho: Idaho State Historical Society series, and the Oregon Trail series.
Marker Number85
Placed ByIdaho Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 5:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 505443 N 4847414
Decimal Degrees43.77976667, -116.93235000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 46.786', W 116° 55.941'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 46' 47.16" N, 116° 55' 56.46" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 28264 Parma Rd, Parma ID 83660, US
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