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The Weiser River is a tributary of the Snake River in western Idaho in the United States. It drains a mountainous area of consisting primarily of low rolling foothills intersected by small streams south and east of Hells Canyon along the Idaho-Oregon border. Description It rises in northern Adams County, Idaho, Adams County in the Seven Devils Mountains, approximately west of New Meadows, Idaho, New Meadows in the Payette National Forest. It flows generally southwest, between the Cuddy Mountains to the west and the West Mountains to the east, past Council, Idaho, Council and Cambridge, Idaho, Cambridge. In southern Washington County, Idaho, Washington County it turns west for its lower and enters a broadening valley called the Weiser Cove along the northwestern extreme of the Snake River Plain before entering the Snake from the east at Weiser, Idaho, Weiser. It receives the Little Weiser River from the east approximately southwest of Cambridge. The river descends from approxi ...
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Weiser, Idaho
Weiser ( ) is a city in the rural western part of the U.S. state of Idaho and the county seat of Washington County, Idaho, Washington County. With its mild climate, the city supports farm, orchard, and livestock endeavors in the vicinity. The city sits at the confluence of the Weiser River with the great Snake River, which marks the border with Oregon. The population was 5,507 at the 2010 United States Census, 2010 census. History The city was named after the nearby Weiser River, but exactly who that was named for is not precisely known. In one version it is for Peter M. Weiser, a soldier and member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804–1806. Another has it for Jacob Weiser, a trapper-turned-miner who struck it rich in Baboon Gulch in the Florence Basin of Idaho in 1861. William Logan and his wife Nancy were the first white settlers in the vicinity of Weiser in 1863 building a roadhouse in anticipation of the opening of Olds Ferry west of them on the Snake River across f ...
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