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

Payne's Ferry

 
 
Payne's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
1. Payne's Ferry Marker
Inscription. A scow powered by oarsmen let Oregon Trail wagons cross Snake River here from 1852 to 1870.

Then Overland Stage service from Boise to a rail terminal in Kelton, Utah was moved to this crossing, and M.E. Payne installed a large (14 by 60 foot) new cable ferry that used river current for power. After stage service was shifted to a more direct route at Glenn's Ferry in 1879, this boat handled mostly local traffic until 1910, when it broke away and sank 3 miles below here.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 206.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 42.756′ N, 114° 51.305′ W. Marker is near Hagerman, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker is on U.S. 30 at milepost 190, 0.6 miles from N 1000 E, on the right. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerman ID 83332, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fishing Falls (a few steps from this marker); Thousand Springs (approx. 2.3 miles away); Salmon Falls (approx. 2.3 miles away); Woody's Cove / The Hagerman Valley
Fishing Falls and Payne's Ferry Markers Along U.S. 30 image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
2. Fishing Falls and Payne's Ferry Markers Along U.S. 30
(approx. 9.9 miles away); The Malad Springs (approx. 10.7 miles away); Formation of Malad Gorge (approx. 10.7 miles away); History of the Malad River (approx. 10.8 miles away); Fossil Beds (approx. 12.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hagerman.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 888 times since then and 6 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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