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Old Fort Boise

An important Hudson's bay company
fur trade post was established in
1834 four miles west of here on the
bank oc the Snake River.

Fur trading declined, but this British post became fam-
ous for its hospitality to American travellers on
the Oregon Trail. An 1845 report spoke of
"two acres of land under cultivation...1,99,1
sheep, 76 pigs, 17 horses, and 27 meat cattle-
a welcome oasis at the ford of Snake River
after 300 thirsty miles from Fort Hall. A
flood in 1863 washed away the adobe
buildings, and Indian trouble forced the
Company to abandon the post two
years later.

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