The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail (HMEYW)

Location: Boise, ID 83716 Ada County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 33.07', W 116° 5.93'

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The Oregon Trail is still clearly visible coming off the rimrock across the river. Here the west bound emigrants after 1840 came gratefully down into this green valley.

The first cart passed here with Spalding and Whitman, pioneer missionaries, in 1836. By the middle 1840's, thousands of emigrant wagons had cut a broad track, later the Overland Road. The tide of travel went down when the railroad was completed in 1884, but the tracks of the wagons and stages can still be followed for miles east in the desert.
Series This marker is part of the Idaho: Idaho State Historical Society series, and the Oregon Trail series.
Marker Number151
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 12:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 572792 N 4822418
Decimal Degrees43.55116667, -116.09883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 33.07', W 116° 5.93'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 33' 4.20" N, 116° 5' 55.80" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6883 E Warm Springs Ave, Boise ID 83716, US
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