Coeur d'Alene in Kootenai County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Commercial steamboating began in 1884 with the mining rush. In later years, fleets of tallfunnelled boats hauled freight, towed logs, and carried passengers and excursionists. Steamers served the lake and river communities until highways changed the transportation pattern.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 268.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 47° 38.888′ N, 116° 44.143′ W. Marker is in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, in Kootenai County. Marker is on East Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive near South Silver Beach Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6500 East Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive, Coeur D Alene ID 83814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coeur d'Alene Lake (approx. 4.4 miles away); Submerged Valley
Also see . . . The Steamboats of Lake Coeur d'Alene -- Visit Harrison. Around 1900, excursion boats carrying as many as 1,000 people featured moonlight cruises, dining, and dancing. Amenities on the steamers were plush by standards of the day. They had comfortable stuffed couches, carpets and rugs, and electric lights. People from the booming frontier cities of Spokane and Coeur d'Alene dressed up and boarded the boats for pleasure excursions on the lake and up the Coeur d'Alene and St. Joe Rivers. (Submitted on September 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.