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Idaho Falls in Bonneville County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Eagle Rock Ferry

 
 
Eagle Rock Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 25, 2009
1. Eagle Rock Ferry Marker
Inscription. On June 20, 1863, Bill Hickman started a ferry 9 miles up Snake River for thousands of gold hunters headed for mines that now are in Montana.

Named for an eagle that had a nest on a rock there, his ferry flourished until James Madison Taylor replaced it two years later with a bridge across a narrow lava gorge here. Idaho Falls eventually grew up around Taylorís bridge.
 
Erected by Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 224.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 29.514′ N, 112° 2.634′ W. Marker is in Idaho Falls, Idaho, in Bonneville County. Marker is on South Capitol Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Idaho Falls ID 83402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taylor's Bridge (here, next to this marker); Snake River Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Snake River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 25, 2009
2. Snake River
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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