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Council in Adams County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Old Railroads

 
 
Old Railroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
1. Old Railroads Marker
Inscription. An ambitious railroad project to a high Seven Devils copper mine (elevation 6800 ft.) created a lot of excitement here in 1898-1899.

This would have been Idaho's highest mountain railroad if funding had been available to complete it. Construction began near a canyon rim more than a vertical mile above Snake River. Although it never got anywhere, that grade still can be seen near Kinney Point. Remains of an old mining smelter at Landore also survive from that time.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 420.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 43.737′ N, 116° 26.297′ W. Marker is in Council, Idaho, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 95 at milepost 136 and Illinois Avenue, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 95. Click for map. Marker is located in a small park along Hwy 95 before the road turns east through Council. Marker is in this post office area: Council ID 83612, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mesa Orchards (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Old Railroads Marker in Council image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
2. Old Railroads Marker in Council
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 928 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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