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Near Cambridge in Washington County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Brownlee Ferry
 
Brownlee Ferry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
1. Brownlee Ferry Marker
 
Inscription. Guiding Oregon Trail emigrants and a party of prospectors who had discovered gold in Boise Basin, Tim Goodale opened a new miners' trail through here in August 1862.

A gold rush followed that fall, and John Brownlee operated a ferry here from 1862 to 1864, before leaving to work his own Boise Basin mine. A new ferry commenced here a year after James Ruth and T.J. Heath discovered silver mines on Brownlee Creek in 1874, with service continuing until after 1920.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 185.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 44° 49.725′ N, 116° 54.209′ W. Marker is near Cambridge, Idaho, in Washington County. Marker is on State Highway 71 at milepost 2, 10 miles west of Camp Creek Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is 28 miles from Cambridge near Brownlee Dam. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge ID 83610, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Seven Devils Mines (here, next to this marker).
 
Brownlee Ferry and Seven Devils Mines Markers Along Hwy 71 Photo, Click for full size
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
2. Brownlee Ferry and Seven Devils Mines Markers Along Hwy 71
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,227 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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