Pacific Fur Co. & John Reed (Reid)

Abstracted from "History of the State of Idaho," by Cornelis J. Brosnan, published by Charles Scribner's Sons, 1918.

A Trapping Expedition to Idaho. The partners of the Pacific Fur Company, during their travels through Idaho, had been impressed with the fine beaver streams that emptied into the Snake. They accordingly outfitted a party to return here in the fall of 1813. The leader of the party was one of the partners, an honest Irishman by the name of John Reed. Reed erected a cabin near the mouth of the Boise, but here, in January, 1814, he and his little party were massacred while trapping along the Boise. For some years after this event the Boise River was known as Reed's River.

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