In Idaho, the future territorial and state capital city of Boise is founded

Two settlers named I. N. Coston and Ira Pearce had built cabins earlier in the year and a freighting station had been established a few months later.  The town, called Boise -following the French word for woods - was officially established on Independence Day, 1863.  The surrounding area became Ada County and Boise was named as the territorial capital the following year.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
 Paul T. Hellmann, Historical Gazetteer of the United States (New York: Routledge, 2006), 260.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Settlers/Immigrants
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