Tour: The Oregon Trail
Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:45am - 4:00pm
The Oregon Trail
Jerry Eichhorst, President of the Idaho Chapter of the Oregon-California Trails Association
Most of us are aware that the Oregon Trail ran through our valley, but have you seen the ruts carved into the sagebrush desert southeast of Boise? Or seen the axel grease writing still visible on the rocks between here and Mountain Home? Or know that the desert southeast of our valley is a virtual graveyard of Oregon Trail travelers? Or heard about the mystery massacre of Oregon Trail immigrants just a few miles from downtown Boise?


If you want to see these sights and learn more about our local history, join your City Club Friends and Jerry Eichhorst, President of the Idaho Chapter of the Oregon-California Trails Association, for a Tour of the Oregon Trail from Mountain Home to Boise. Over his lifetime Jerry has collected hundreds of journals written by Oregon Trail immigrants as they crossed what later became Idaho. Jerry has walked much of the Trail route through Southern Idaho and has written numerous articles about the Trail. He will share that knowledge with us on this tour.


Tour Details:


When: Saturday, May 18th 8:45 am – 4:00 pm

Where: The Oregon Trail

Cost: $20 for CCOB members and $25 for non-members



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We will meet between the McDonalds and Albertson's at Federal Way and Gowen Road at 8:45 in the morning. You can see similar details on my website for the annual spring byway tour. Please bring food, beverage, hiking shoes, sunscreen, and weather appropriate clothing for this tour.


As a City Club of Boise Member-Only Tour, Members are allowed to bring one guest, space permitting.


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City Club thanks our Premier Sponsor, Northwest Nazarene University and the NNU School of Business and our Annual sponsor, Idaho Humanities Council.