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Near Twin Falls in Jerome County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Emigrant Road

 
 
Emigrant Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
1. Emigrant Road Marker
Inscription. More than a century ago, fur trappers and emigrants followed an old Indian trail that crossed here on its way to Oregon.

Hudson's Bay Company traders preferred this route between Fort Hall and Fort Boise, but early emigrant wagons had to travel a road south of Snake River until ferries and road improvements let wagons come this way. Shoshone Falls -- known until 1849 as Canadian Falls to British and French trappers -- was a spectacular attraction along this road.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 326.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 37.218′ N, 114° 26.953′ W. Marker is near Twin Falls, Idaho, in Jerome County. Marker is on U.S. 93 at milepost 51, 0.8 miles north of Golf Course Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jerome ID 83338, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. College of Southern Idaho (approx. 1.5 miles away); Ira Burton Perrine (approx. 1.5 miles away); Shoshone Falls (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different
Emigrant Road Marker Along US 93 image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
2. Emigrant Road Marker Along US 93
marker also named Shoshone Falls (approx. 3 miles away); Shoshone Falls Project (approx. 3.1 miles away); Perrine Memorial Bridge (approx. 4.3 miles away); Robert Evel Knievel (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Desert Bloomed (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Twin Falls.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,546 times since then and 21 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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