The writing of this paper required the inclusion of many before unpublished accumulated facts, and a complicated weaving together of the information was necessary for the complete picture to be painted. Therefore it is well documented, very detailed, and somewhat deductively presented in some places. The historical facts are clear, but in places one must also have an innate sense of trail history and trail thinking to understand, and maybe to interpret some informational blanks. It is not quickly readable like an entertaining novel. It is intended to present all facts possible, and sometimes to follow the routes of the trail that are covered with repetitious but interconnecting information. Some early definitions within the body of the paper are necessary, and a complimentary following and study of the appropriate maps during the reading will help in systematically connecting all of the information. November 29, 2004 Updates of January 3 & 9, 2005, added after Endnotes, with references in the body of the Paper!
James W. McGill
- The Need to Identify the “Goodale North” Trail Routes
- Goodale’s Leadership the the Routes North of Boise
- Emigrants: Miners and all Others
- Emigrants on the Goodale North: Diaries and Records
- Defining the Goodale Train Route and the Variants of 1862
- Mapping, Naming and Marking the Goodale North Routes
- Goodale’s Northern Cutoff, Adapted 1893 Map, Goodale’s Train Route and Variants added.
- North Part Weiser—Salubria Route, Variant from Left
- South Part Weiser-Salubria Early Road Up Mann Creek
- The Variant North Of Emmett followed Gradual Elevations
- Crane Creek Reservoir now Covers some of the Variant Ruts
- Goodale North, Eagle To Freezeout Hill and Possible Variant
- Goodale’s Route, North of Payette River, and South Variant
- Goodale Crossing, North West of Bluff Station, and on to Payette
- Camp Area along the Snake River, Trail North to Mann Creek
- Ferry Route-Tim Goodale’s Pass, down Middle Brownlee Creek
- Brownlee Ferry, Site of Zig-Zag Road and also later Ferries
- Addendum One
- Addendum Two
- Three Goodale Routes In The Payette Valley – Update 01-09-05
- North variant (right), South side Payette R. route, and North side Bluffs—Goodale’s Train route.
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