Andrew Henry
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 11.253 W 111° 19.746
12T E 473697 N 4892756
Quick Description: History sign about Andrew Henry in the Upper Mesa Falls area.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 8/6/2011 6:07:04 PM
Waymark Code: WMC82F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 2

Long Description:
This history sign along walkways leading to Upper Mesa Falls and deals with Andrew Henry.
Marker Name: Andrew Henry

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
Andrew Henry, for whom the Henrys Fork is named, played a significant role in the opening of the West. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Henry moved to Missouri in 1799. In 1808, a group of influential friends persuaded Henry to invest his money, talents and time in the St. Louis Missouri Fur Company. From 1809 to 1811, Henry, with his company, trapped beaver in Wyoming and Idaho. A natural leader, Henry led a group of trappers into the Snake River Valley in the spring of 1810, camping along the Henrys Fork and wintering near present day St. Anthony, Idaho. In 1811, Henry returned to St. Louis, sharing knowledge gained through his explorations with those eager to experience the untamed west.

County: Idaho

Group Responsible for Placement: U.S. Forest Service

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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