The Oregon TrailConcern for the safety of westward-bound emigrants became more immediate when news of the Utter party's disastrous confrontation with hostile Indians on September 9 and 10, 1860, reached western settlements. Colonel George Wright, commander of the U.S. Army's District of Oregon, responded by formally recommending the establishment of a military post near the former Hudson's Bay Company, Fort Boise. Before the army could react to the proposal, the United States became embroiled in a Civil War and the construction of a fort was temporarily delayed.
|Placed By||Ada County Parks and Recreation, Idaho Department of Transportation, Simplot|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11T E 571933 N 4821435|
|Decimal Degrees||43.54240000, -116.10960000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 32.544', W 116° 6.576'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 32' 32.64" N, 116° 6' 34.56" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Oregon Trail, Boise ID 83716, US|
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