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Preston in Franklin County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Pioneer Ferry and Bridge

 
 
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By G Cascio, August 12, 2011
1. Pioneer Ferry and Bridge Marker
Inscription. Concrete shaft located one-half mile west on Bear River marks the site of the Nathan Williams Packer Toll Ferry and Bridge, one of the first on the river. The ferry operated with rope and carried equivalent of one team and wagon. In 1869 a bridge was built for use of mail and stage coaches en route to Montana mines, but was washed out. Rebuilt of cribs and log piling. Again destroyed by high waters. Across the river is the site of Bridge Port, an overland station consisting of dugouts and log cabins. Franklin County Daughters of Utah Pioneers No 236
 
Erected by Franklin County Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 236.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 7.217′ N, 111° 54.883′ W. Marker is in Preston, Idaho, in Franklin County. Marker is on State Highway 91, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Preston ID 83263, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bear River Massacre (approx. 1.4 miles away); Franklin Relic Hall - 1937 (approx. 9.2 miles away);
Pioneer Ferry and Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By G Cascio, August 12, 2011
2. Pioneer Ferry and Bridge Marker
FCMI Store 1858 (approx. 9.2 miles away); S. Milton and Alba C. Webb House (approx. 14.9 miles away in Utah).
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Pioneer Ferry and Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By G Cascio, August 12, 2011
3. Pioneer Ferry and Bridge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gwen Cascio of Logan, Utah. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Gwen Cascio of Logan, Utah. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of concrete shaft if accessible. • Can you help?
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