Packer John's Cabin

Packer John's Cabin (HMPED)

Location: New Meadows, ID 83654 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 57.321', W 116° 13.481'

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John Welch — always known as Packer John — hauled supplies from Lewiston to Idaho City during a major Boise Basin gold rush of 1863-1864.

He built a cabin (1/4 mile north of here) that immediately became an historic Idaho landmark. Territorial political conventions (Republican in 1863 and Democratic in 1864)used his facility as a point where North Idaho leaders could meet with southern representatives to choose congressional candidates. This site now is a state park.
Series This marker is part of the Idaho: Idaho State Historical Society series
Marker Number183
Placed ByIdaho Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 12:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 561154 N 4978282
Decimal Degrees44.95535000, -116.22468333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 57.321', W 116° 13.481'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 57' 19.26" N, 116° 13' 28.86" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11902-11998 Unnamed Road, New Meadows ID 83654, US
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