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Halloween

Fort Boise Cemetery, Military Reserve ~ above The Black Forest

I have to admit I've never been up there at night but I have heard from friends who have been there at night and they claim they heard voices and screams yet I remain skeptical.

Ironically I found this little specimen hidden in a tuft of green grass by the creek along the trail below the cemetery.



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The Fort Boise Cemetery was originally located at the Boise Barracks and relocated to the Foot Hills location after flooding in the year of 1906. The original location was only a half mile south from the current location but the flood caused damages to and erosion to the graves. 166 graves in total were moved until more graves were found during target practice at the Barracks. Military business in the area stopped until the remaining graves were disinterred and moved to the current location. There were additional burials taking place at the new location until 1913, the year the Barracks closed. Three more bodies were buried as soldiers in the new location in 1998 after they were discovered during flood control excavation near the location of the original cemetery site. The three bodies were buried on Memorial Day in 1998 and are thought to be Civil War Veterans.1

After World War II the Department of Veterans Affairs closed down some of their smaller cemeteries due to funding issues, however the Fort Boise Cemetery was saved due to request of the U.S. Department of the Army. Finally in 1974 The City of Boise received the deed to the location under the condition that the location would become a historic site. The site had to be kept in natural state and keep the look similar to how it appeared at the turn of the century.1
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The cemetery has been on the hillside above Boise since 1906, when the U.S. Army relocated it from its original site about a half-mile down Mountain Cove Road.

Burials began at the original location in 1863, the year Fort Boise opened, said Ken Swanson, executive director of the Idaho Military History Museum. It was a military cemetery but civilians - men and women who died traveling the Oregon Trail, for example - are buried there, too.

Floods were always a concern. A particularly bad flash flood from Cottonwood Creek in 1906 inspired officers at the fort (called Boise Barracks at the time) to hire contractors to relocate the cemetery to higher ground.

The job was supposed to take one year, said Swanson. It took three because no one knew the full extent of burials. Wooden headstones had been lost through the years, making identification a challenge. In the end, the workers moved 166 graves.

The Boise Barracks closed in 1913, and burials stopped.

Today, 247 enlisted men, officers, their family members and civilians are buried at the cemetery. The military personnel includes veterans from the Mexican War (1846-1848), Indian Wars (late 1860s through 1870s in Idaho), Spanish-American War (1898) and the Civil War (1861-1865).



Here is a link to a YouTube video filmed in the cemetery I found online while searching for information on this place.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjcK7hiWkkY



Finally, my photos taken this afternoon. Maybe I've been followed home




























































I am not sure what this rock design means.









Looking down towards town and The Owyhee Mountains which have their own haunted legends.





























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Old Posted Nov 6, 2014, 4:01 AM
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Boise River Greenbelt, Veterans State Park

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Sawtooth, your Halloween graveyard shots are great! I especially love the spooky tree picture. Nice golden trees in your most recent post, too.

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Beautiful pictures. I love Boise. I've visited numerous times and never cease to be impressed. Seriously, Boise makes SLC look like a dump. Compare the Boise River Parkway to the Jordan River Parkway. Boise has a vibrant organic downtown, a real bike culture, real beer and I'll also add that Boise is a larger city by population. Lower elevation, less inversion days. A lot to like and not a lot to dislike in Boise.
Another Salt Laker here who loves Boise. I think a lot of people from SLC who have never been to Boise would be impressed, maybe envious of their bike culture and walkable downtown and the river and breweries. I wish 9th and 9th was as cool and hip as Hyde Park is.

Sawtooth, amazing photos!
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November 8 and Autumn continues. Here are some photos I shot today which was another warm Saturday.


Julia Davis Park

























A few blocks from the river heading into downtown.

















































































































































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Great thread Sawtooth. I can't wait to get over there for the Utah State game in two weeks.
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Great thread Sawtooth. I can't wait to get over there for the Utah State game in two weeks.
Thanks eastidaho. If you are lucky we will still have snow in a few weeks.
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10 degrees with remnants of the morning foggy haze lifting above the Boise Mountains.































































I am going to attempt posting my photo thread over in the city photo forum during the upcoming week. I will be using a few photos from this thread, but I've been saving the best for my other thread.
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Wow! Looking forward to your official thread if this is not your best work!
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Well done. Winter came fast this year. I look back at your photos posted last month and look out my window and yeah. Beautiful.
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I am slowly working on it FutureNorthEnder. Whenever I am sorting through photos to create a thread I quickly remember how much time it takes.

Here is a detour out of the city into a magical and remote area of the Boise Metro, Jump Creek Canyon & Falls. I shot these last month. Is it un-pc to refer to taking a photo as shooting it?


It had rained the day before and there was fog in the canyon and was burning off when I arrived there. The entire Sunnyslope area was covered in a damp fog.














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Beautiful pictures. I love Boise. I've visited numerous times and never cease to be impressed. Seriously, Boise makes SLC look like a dump. Compare the Boise River Parkway to the Jordan River Parkway. Boise has a vibrant organic downtown, a real bike culture, real beer and I'll also add that Boise is a larger city by population. Lower elevation, less inversion days. A lot to like and not a lot to dislike in Boise.



Sawtooth! Those are some incredibly beautiful photos of the Boise Mountains covered in snow and of Jump Creek. It has been years since I have been to that canyon, thanks for sharing.
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Hulls Gulch Reserve

















Veterans State Park ~ Boise Cascade Lake


















Barber Pool







I'm still working -slowly- on my city photo thread.


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I am pretty sure I finished taking photos this weekend for the thread I keep referring to


This view is approximately 3000 feet above Boise along Bogus Basin Road. The mysterious Owyhee's are blending in with the lifting fog and clouds.

Yesterday






Spring 2014







Bogus Basin Road, yesterday




































One of these photographs is not like the others.


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I await your thread with bated breath!
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Again, thanks for your photos Sawtooth. Boise is beautiful and situated in one of the most unique and picturesque landscapes in the mountain west.
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Again, thanks for your photos Sawtooth. Boise is beautiful and situated in one of the most unique and picturesque landscapes in the mountain west.
So true IdaBoi! Boise is definitely a crown jewel of the Mountain west. Please do whatever you can to post more unique and awe inspiring photos like the ones that are above Sawtooth. They are just so awe-Inspiring!
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This has been a majestic thread Sawtooth. Just want to thank you for sharing your talent and obvious love for Boise here for all of us.
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