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Near Stanley in Custer County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Of Cabins and Chicken Ranches

 
 
Of Cabins and Chicken Ranches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Of Cabins and Chicken Ranches Marker
Inscription.  Foundations along the trail reflect earlier times when hot springs attracted travelers, settlers, and businessmen. Tales are told of early hot pools, cabins, and chicken raising operations.
An attempt to raise chickens here was made by the caretaker of the Sunbeam Dam property. The chicken operation wasn't as successful as the caretaker. He was Barzilla Clark who later became Mayor of Idaho Falls and Governor of Idaho.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 44° 16.046′ N, 114° 44.933′ W. Marker is near Stanley, Idaho, in Custer County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 75 near Yankee Fork Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanley ID 83278, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Boiling Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunbeam Bathhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunbeam Dam
Of Cabins and Chicken Ranches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Of Cabins and Chicken Ranches Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); River Recreation (approx. 0.7 miles away); In the Early Days (approx. 0.7 miles away); Building the Dredge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Remnants of the Past (approx. 5.3 miles away); Bonanza City (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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