John Day's River

John Day's River (HM1YJM)

Location: Howe, ID 83244 Butte County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 47.007', W 112° 59.617'

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John Day's River

Fur traders named this stream for John Day, a pioneer trapper who died in the valley north of here, Feb. 16, 1820.
John Day had started west with John Jacob Astor's Pacific Fur Company that discovered Snake River Valley to the south of here in 1811. After 1816 he joined Donald Mackensie's band of fur hunters who finally spent the winter of 1819-1820 in what is now known as little Lost River Valley. For many years, trappers and mapmakers referred to Mackensie's campground as on John Day's River, which is now Little Lost River.
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HM NumberHM1YJM
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Placed ByIdaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department
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Date Added Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 339581 N 4849753
Decimal Degrees43.78345000, -112.99361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 47.007', W 112° 59.617'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 47' 0.42" N, 112° 59' 37.02" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1300-1456 ID-33, Howe ID 83244, US
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