Riggins in Idaho County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Captain Guleke’s Whitewater Raft
— Salmon River Heritage Waking Tour —
Guleke operated annual, or semi-annual passenger trips down the Salmon River, sometimes charging $1,000 per person. He continued to make these trips well into the 1930s.
Cap Guleke truly pioneered the thrilling sport of whitewater rafting on the Salmon, the River of No Return.
This replica of Guleke’s scow was built for the Idaho Bicentennial in 1990.
Erected by City of Riggins.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 45° 25.47′ N, 116° 18.78′ W. Marker is in Riggins, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 95) near North Dixon Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manning Crevice Bridge (here, next to this marker); From The Beginning (here, next to this marker); Riggins Area Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Keeping the Faith (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Entrepreneur J.J. Goff (about 600 feet away); Educating Riggins' Children (about 700 feet away); Early Businesses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Riggins in the 1940s (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riggins.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 28, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.