Treaty Rock - Post Falls, ID
Posted by: heringermr
N 47° 42.860 W 116° 57.080
11T E 503650 N 5284551
Quick Description: This large, conspicuous rock contains important examples of ancient Indian rock art. Petroglyphs and pictographs both are present here.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2008 1:09:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM51TQ
On June 1, 1871, Frederick Post made a deal with Seltice--a prominent coeur d'Alene Indian leader--to obtain more than 200 acres of Spokane River land to start a mill here.
They recorded this land cession on a prominent rock adjacent to Post Falls. This incription can still be seen from here. Post's sawmill located at an important hydroelectric site now used for a power plant led to development of a townsite at Post Falls.
N of I-90
NE of Spokane River falls
Post Falls, ID USA
County / Borough / Parish: Kootenai
Year listed: 1992
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Information Potential; Historic - Aboriginal
Periods of significance: 1750-1799
Historic function: Recreation And Culture, Religion; Ceremonial Site, Monument/Marker, Work Of Art (Sculpture, Carving, Rock Art)
Current function: Recreation And Culture; Outdoor Recreation
Primary Web Site: [Web Link]
Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]
Privately owned?: Not Listed
Season start / Season finish: Not listed
Hours of operation: Not listed
Secondary Website 2: Not listed
National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed
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