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Steamboats #418
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 46° 27.612 W 117° 00.986
11T E 498737 N 5145181
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating the history of steamboats in the Lewiston.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 10/11/2007 5:43:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM2CD0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 30

Long Description:


Started May 13, 1861, as a steamboat landing, Lewiston immediately became a primary commercial center for Idaho miners during their hectic gold rush to Pierce that spring.

Steamboats continued to dock there until 1940, mainly after Columbia and Snake river channel improvements made navigation practical in 1914.  Finally a series of locks and dams made Lewiston a seaport, and large scale river shipping resumed in 1975. ~ text of marker

Marker Name: Steamboats

Marker Type: Roadside

County: Nez Perce

Group Responsible for Placement: Idaho Historical Society

Marker Number: 418

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Marker Text: Not listed

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

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