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

Sawtell's Ranch

 
 
Sawtell's Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 23, 2017
1. Sawtell's Ranch Marker
Inscription.  In 1868, Gilman Sawtell started a dude ranch and Henry's Lake fishery that did much to develop this natural resort area.
Sawtell did everything from supplying swans for New York's Central Park zoo to building a network of roads for tourists access to Yellowstone National Park. His commercial fishery served Montana mining markets. His pioneer Henry's Lake ranch was a major attraction here for a decade before rail service brought more settles to this area.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 389.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 44° 40.425′ N, 111° 24.518′ W. Marker is near Island Park, Idaho, in Fremont County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 87 and Henry's Lake Road, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 87. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3850 Idaho Highway 87, Island Park ID 83429, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southern Gallatin County (approx. 7.4 miles away in Montana); Pierre J. DeSmet (approx. 10.7 miles away); Raynolds' Pass (approx. 11.1 miles away in Montana); The Seismic Shake that Shaped this Lake (approx. 12.6 miles away in Montana); Sleep Interrupted (approx. 13.1 miles away in Montana); The Lake that Tilted (approx. 13.3 miles away in Montana); Something is terribly wrong (approx. 13.3 miles away in Montana); A Leap Just in Time (approx. 13.3 miles away in Montana).
 
Sawtell's Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 23, 2017
2. Sawtell's Ranch Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 853 times since then and 138 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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