"ION Highway Stop for Jean Baptiste Charbonne" Danner by atufft

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ION US 95 Route

A north-south US highway, US 95 is one of the few going between Canada and Mexico that doesn't have at least some part of it made into a divided highway or freeway. US 95 begins at the Idaho-Canadian border, and ends at the Arizona-Mexico border. It traverses some of the most remote high desert areas of the USA. ION means Idaho-Oregon-Nevada, and this refers to a stretch of very isolated high desert, roughly between Boise and Winnemucca, with the most spectacular section being within the southeast corner of Oregon. This region is almost completely uninhabited desert rangeland, but there are pockets of hay farming were irrigation water is available. Danner, OR is three miles off the current US 95 route, but was once right on the ION highway. Located within the Jordan Valley, there is an early bridge, a dilapidated general store building, remains of the Inskip Station, and most significantly, the burial site of Jean Baptiste Charbonne, the son of Sacajawea, who was carried as a papoose during the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803.

  • Last visit to Danner: Aug 2011
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