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

Rock Creek Station

 
 
Rock Creek Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
1. Rock Creek Station Marker
Inscription. An 1864 overland stage station at Rock Creek, 5 miles south and a mile west of here, offered a desert oasis for 40 years before irrigated farming transformed this area.

James Bascom's 1865 store and Herman Stricker's 1900 mansion have been preserved as there as reminders of pioneer life in an isolated outpost. In addition to freight wagons and Oregon Trail emigrants, miners and ranchers came from many miles to get their supplies there.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 342.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 32.013′ N, 114° 18.312′ W. Marker is in Hansen, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker is on U.S. 30 at milepost 227, 0 miles east of Rock Creek Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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); Hansen (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hansen Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ancient Lake Bonneville
Rock Creek Station Marker in Hansen, Idaho image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
2. Rock Creek Station Marker in Hansen, Idaho
(approx. 2.3 miles away); The Desert Bloomed (approx. 2.3 miles away); Snake River Canyon Gold Rush (approx. 4.6 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
 
Rock Creek Station Homesite Area image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
3. Rock Creek Station Homesite Area
Located Along the historic Oregon Trail
 
 
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