Marsing in Owyhee County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
The ferry barge was connected by ropes to a pulley which slid along a cable spanning the river. By angling the barge into the swift current, the ferryman could make it across the stream in either direction with no other power. Ferries of this type were a common solution to the transportation problem imposed on the pioneers by western rivers. There were several others not far upstream.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 283.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 32.84′ N, 116° 48.071′ W. Marker is in Marsing, Idaho, in Owyhee County. Marker is on Idaho Route 55 at milepost 3, 0.1 miles east of River Front Drive, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in a small park off of Highway 55 next to the river. Marker is in this post office area: Marsing ID 83639, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The College of Idaho (approx. 9.7 miles away); Givens Hot Springs Givens Springs (approx. 10.3 miles away); Emigrant Crossing (approx. 11.3 miles away); Lower Boise (approx. 12.3 miles away); Peaceful Trading Turns Hostile (approx. 13.2 miles away); The Ward Massacre (approx. 13.2 miles away); To the Memory of the Pioneers (approx. 13.2 miles away).
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Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
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