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Near Carmen in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Erle and Lula Embley's Cabin

 
 
Erle and Lula Embley's Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 12, 2018
1. Erle and Lula Embley's Cabin Marker
Inscription. This cabin was built by Erle Embley. Erle was born in 1885 and raised in Michigan. He came to the Tower Creek (originally "Boyle Creek") in 1906 and worked as a ranch hand. Erle met and married his wife Lula Thornburg and eventually purchased a ranch near here and started a family. Around 1920, the Embley family sold their ranch, moved to Washington State, and Erle began a plumbing business. The Great Depression pushed the Embley's back to Tower Creek where they purchased this property from Lee and Emma Aikens and built this cabin. After Lula passed away in the early 1950's, Erle spent the remainder of his days here. The cabin saw several renovations over the years, with the original sod roof giving way to shingles and then metal.
The Grandchildren of Erle and Lula Embley donated this homestead to the people of the United States to preserve the homestead and the adjoining historic landmark, and to pay tribute to the early settlers of the west.
 
Location. 45° 20.07′ N, 113° 52.5′ W. Marker is near Carmen, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker can be reached from Tower Rock Road near Redtail Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 188 Tower Rock Road, Carmen ID 83462, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Erle and Lula Embley's Cabin and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 12, 2018
2. Erle and Lula Embley's Cabin and Marker
7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Clark's "Pirimids" (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark: Departure Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Tower Creek (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Bluff (approx. 2.1 miles away); William Clark's Campsite, August 21 and 25, 1805 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Tower Rock: William Clark's "Clift" (approx. 2.2 miles away); Historic Lemhi Co. (approx. 6.3 miles away); Fort Bonneville (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carmen.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Erle and Lula Embley's Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 12, 2018
3. Erle and Lula Embley's Cabin
Erle and Lula Embley's Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 12, 2018
4. Erle and Lula Embley's Cabin
This site is dedicated to
Erle Embley
and the other settlers of Tower Creek
It preserves the "Pirimids," a rock formation noted by William Clark in his field notes for August 31, 1805.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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