Near Mountain Home in Elmore County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Julius Newberg's South Boise wagon road had reached Rocky Bar in 1864, but a route through this canyon was needed to avoid steep Syrup Creek grades on Goodale's Cutoff 8 miles north west of here. Tolls were collected here for 20 years to maintain it, and James A. Porter's splendid hotel and dairy attracted travelers for many miles.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 197.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
Location. 43° 15.054′ N, 115° 34.758′ W. Marker is near Mountain Home, Idaho, in Elmore County. Marker is on Sun Valley Highway (U.S. 20 at milepost 107) near Immigrant Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mountain Home ID 83647, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site 6 ★ Kelton Road (approx. 2.8 miles away); Oregon Trail 1864 (approx. 3.8 miles away); Site 7 ★ Canyon Creek (approx. 6.3 miles away); Canyon Creek Station (approx. 6.3 miles away); Site 4 ★ Hot Springs (approx. 7.3 miles away); Site 5 ★ Rattlesnake Creek (approx. 8.2 miles away); Rattlesnake Station (approx. 8.2 miles away); Mountain Home Irrigation District (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mountain Home.
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