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Near Bayview in Kootenai County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Farragut State Park

 
 
Farragut State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 8, 2018
1. Farragut State Park Marker
Inscription.  In 1942, a large United States Naval training station, with facilities for 40,000 sailors, opened here. Then, from 1946 to 1949, it became Farragut College.
When postwar college enrollments slacked off, Farragut State Park was developed here, with accomodations (sic) adequate for an International Boy Scout Jamboree in 1967, as well as for national Boy Scout and Girl Scout camping experiences. Idaho's largest state park offers an attractive lake shore setting for thousands of visitors each year.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 350.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 47° 57.042′ N, 116° 36.18′ W. Marker is near Bayview, Idaho, in Kootenai County. Marker is on Smylie Boulevard (State Highway 54 at milepost 12) near North Perimeter Road, on the right
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when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13550 Idaho Highway 54, Bayview ID 83803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farragut Naval Training Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Bayview Limekilns (approx. 2.3 miles away); Footprints of the Past (approx. 2.3 miles away); Pen d'Oreille City (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on Bantanta Road inside Farragut State Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. World War II, United States Naval Training Station, Farragut, Idaho -- Pictures of Our Ancestors. Both Harold Wayne Busig (Co. 134, 44 Camp Waldron) and Kenneth Eugene Busig were sent to the United States Naval Training Station in Farragut, Idaho before they were shipped out to the Pacific in World War II. While at Farragut, Harold Busig mailed some post cards to his parents... (Submitted on August 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. Sailors Ahoy!. Farragut Naval Base rose almost overnight on wide-open fields and rolling hills that had once served as a seasonal stop for early Indian and pioneer migrations. In late 1941, the U.S. government snapped up the land from private owners, Kootenai County,
Farragut State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 8, 2018
2. Farragut State Park Marker
and a railway company to establish an inland naval base more than 300 miles away from the western coastline, where the nation feared a Japanese invasion.
(Submitted on August 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Farragut Naval Training Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown
3. Farragut Naval Training Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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