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Near Ketchum in Blaine County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Salmon River

 
 
Salmon River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Salmon River Marker
Inscription.  Rising as a small stream in the valley to the south, the Salmon winds 420 miles across Idaho before flowing into Snake River.
Discovered in 1895 by Lewis and Clark, and explored with great difficulty by fur traders and prospectors, the Salmon drains a vast tangle of rugged mountains and deep canyons. Until after 1950, boats could not ascend the main canyon, so the Salmon got the name "river of no return". Large tracts of untamed wilderness are still found in the Salmon River mountains.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 292.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 43° 53.202′ N, 114° 44.568′ W. Marker is near Ketchum, Idaho, in Blaine County. Marker is on State Highway 75 at milepost 161 near Salmon River Road (Forest Road 215), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ketchum ID 83340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 3 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vienna (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sawtooth City (approx. 4.3 miles away); Galena (approx. 4˝ miles away).
 
Salmon River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Salmon River Marker
The Salmon River is down there someplace image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
3. The Salmon River is down there someplace
 
 
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 340 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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