A fire in southeast Boise, Idaho, last week revealed a remnant of the Oregon Trail that had been overgrown with sagebrush and cheat grass.
Members of an Oregon Trail preservation group learned Monday that they will be able to mark these sections that are now visible on Idaho Power Co. property. The white posts with the words "Oregon Trail" will alert hikers to the historic significance and help wildland firefighters avoid vestiges of the trail.
Wally Meyer, a member of the Idaho Chapter of the Oregon-California Trails Association, said that the last wagon through southeast Boise probably crossed the flat plain around 1890.
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