Idaho Historical Markers Category

24th
May

Location of Idaho historical marker:  U.S. 12 – Milepost 67.6   A Massachusetts Congregationalist, Smith Spent two years here learning the Nez Perce language and starting a mission. Coming here May 10, 1839, to study with Lawyer, an important Nez Perce leader, he stayed to work on an Indian dictionary and to hold daily religious […]

6th
Feb

Location of Idaho historical marker:  U.S. 12 – Milepost 52.5   An Old ferry near here took thousands of eager fortune hunters to a trail that climbed out of this canyon to rich gold fields discovered at Pierce in 1860. You still can follow their spetacular route to Weippe Prairie, where in 1805 Lewis and […]

3rd
Feb

Location of Idaho historical marker:  U.S. 12 – Milepost 47.4   On their way way in 1805, Lewis and Clark descended into Clearwater Canyon on an old Indian Trail Across from here. After more than a month's search, they finally reached a westward river where they could use canoes.  From here they continued another 16 […]

1st
Jan

Location of Idaho historical marker:  U.S. 12 – Milepost 28.3   In 1898, After rail service from Lewiston reached Lenore, a tramway was begun to ship grain from Camas Prairie (1,600 feet above) to a new freight stop directly across the river. Previously, grain wagons descended a long steep hill from the prairie.  Gravity moved […]

19th
Oct

Location of Idaho historical marker:  U.S. 12 – Milepost 27.8 At Lenore Rest Area   Slaterville served as the steamboat port for the Clearwater gold rush, which followed mineral discoveries at Pierce in 1860.   Founded by Seth A. Slater, May 6, 1861, Slaterville (permanent population 50) had five edifices built mainly of colored blankets, […]