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Island Park in Fremont County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Harriman State Park

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2017
1. Harriman State Park Marker
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Harriman State Park
Started in 1902 as a large cattle ranch, Railroad Ranch soon became a summer retreat for wealthy easterners and eventually Idaho’s largest state park.

Railroad magnate and diplomat W. Averell Harriman and his brother Roland donated the ranch to Idaho in 1977, thus preserving the area's remarkable wildlife and prompting development of a professionally managed state parks system.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 462.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 44° 18.514′ N, 111° 27.313′ W. Marker is in Island Park, Idaho, in Fremont County. Marker is on U.S. 20 0.9 miles north of N. Pine Haven, on the right when traveling north. Located in Harriman State Park within Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Island Park ID 83429, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured
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By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2017
2. Harriman State Park Marker
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as the crow flies. Caldera Lookout (approx. 1.7 miles away); Harriman Wildlife Refuge (approx. 3.8 miles away); Volcanic Calderas (approx. 8.7 miles away); Big Falls Inn (approx. 10˝ miles away); Island Park (approx. 11 miles away); Bear Gulch Ski Basin (approx. 13˝ miles away); Teton Mountain Range (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Harriman State Park. (Submitted on May 30, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Harriman State Park (Idaho) on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 30, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Island Park Caldera on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 30, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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