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

Hansen

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2018
1. Hansen Marker
Inscription. The town of Hansen is named in honor of area pioneer and merchant John Hansen, a native of Denmark. Hansen, who had settled first near Albion in 1876, moved to Rock Creek in 1900 where he owned and operated a store until 1916. John Hansen was a notable civic leader who served as superintendent of schools, probate judge, U.S. Land Office Commissioner, Deputy Clerk of Twin Falls County, as well as being on the first Twin Falls County Commission in 1907. His marriage to Anna Peterson in 1877 may have been the first wedding ceremony in what is now Twin Falls County. First platted and surveyed in 1905, the town of Hansen is located at the gateway to Rock Creek Canyon-Magic Mountain scenic area.
 
Erected by Twin Falls County Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 42° 31.992′ N, 114° 18.258′ W. Marker is in Hansen, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker is on U.S. 30 at milepost 227 near Little Cedar Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440 U.S. Highway 30, Hansen ID 83334, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Trading Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Creek Station
Hansen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2018
2. Hansen Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hansen Bridge (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ancient Lake Bonneville (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Desert Bloomed (approx. 2.3 miles away); Snake River Canyon Gold Rush (approx. 4.7 miles away); Before there were potatoes, there was GOLD (approx. 4.7 miles away); History Through the Eyes of a Camera (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hansen.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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