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Monday, July 17, 2017

Fort Hall Replica & Bannock Historical Museum Pocatello,ID

17 July 2017

Today we drove to Pocatello ID around 70 miles to visit the Bannock County Historical Museum and Replica of Fort Hall located together. The Museum is next to the Humane Society and I was so tempted to go in and look around, but John said no and I knew he was right. With our full time traveling and going to Newfoundland, would not the right thing to do at this time.

Fort Hall was erected in 1834 as a fur trading post by Captain Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth at the confluence of the Owyhee and Portneuf rivers where they flow into the Snake. The Hudson's Bay Company acquired the fort in 1837 and abandoned it in 1856. Thousands of settlers passed through on the Oregon Trail, but the fur trade declined and the fort fell into disrepair and was dismantled to build other facilties. In 1963 a replica was built using plans obtained from Hudson's Bay and is adjacent to the Museum on Avenue of the Chiefs South. The inside is closed from Labor Day to Memorial Day.



Entrance to Museum


Signage

Fort Hall Replica

Entrance

Courtyard

Sleeping Quarters

Meat Room

Sleeping Quarters

Trade Store

Outside Sleeping Quarters and Trade Store


Eating Area


Factor's Quarters


Woodworking Shop

Blacksmith


We then went over to the Museum which houses a good collection of history relating to Bannock County.

Mural in Museum

Old Stagecoach

General Store

Parlor

Old FireEngine

Print Shop


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