Emigrant Crossing

Emigrant Crossing (HMER3)

Location: Caldwell, ID 83607 Canyon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 41.296', W 116° 41.296'

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After reaching Boise River, emigrant wagons had to travel 30 miles to find a good crossing about 1/4 mile north of here.

They had to avoid a wide zone of shifting channels, so they descended Canyon Hill where the route is still visible. In 1853, Maria Belshaw "...crossed Boise River at ford, 15 rods wide 3 feet deep, beautiful river, gravel bottom, very clear, large salmon in it." After crossing, the road headed westward along a route that became US 20.
HM NumberHMER3
Series This marker is part of the Idaho: Idaho State Historical Society series, and the Oregon Trail series.
Marker Number455
Placed ByIdaho Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 5:10am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 525123 N 4837297
Decimal Degrees43.68826667, -116.68826667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 41.296', W 116° 41.296'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 41' 17.76" N, 116° 41' 17.76" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 212 Old Hwy 30, Caldwell ID 83607, US
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