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Harpster in Idaho County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Elk City Wagon Road

 
 
Elk City Wagon Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 5, 2018
1. Elk City Wagon Road Marker
Inscription.  A scenic 1895 wagon road from Harpster to Elk City gave freighters and travelers better access across high ridges and rugged terrain to isolated mining camps
Sections of the steep, narrow road run close to a much older Nez Perce trail that led to Montana's buffalo country and the Snake River Plain. Nez Perce travelers have utilized the route since obtaining horses, which made long distance hunting and other excursions possible. Missionary Samuel Parker was guided over portions of the route in 1835 by the Nez Perce.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 485.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 45° 59.19′ N, 115° 57.828′ W. Marker is in Harpster, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker is on State Highway 13 near Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2960 Idaho Highway 13, Stites ID 83552, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harpster (within shouting distance of this marker); Nimiipuu Cycle of Life (approx. 2.6 miles away); Nez Perce War (approx. 6.2 miles away); Mount Idaho (approx. 8.1 miles away); The ADVANCE Steam Traction Engine (approx. 8.7 miles away); Tolo, Alab-lemot (approx. 8.9 miles away); The Eimers Legacy (approx. 8.9 miles away); Home on the Grange (approx. 8.9 miles away).
 
Elk City Wagon Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 5, 2018
2. Elk City Wagon Road Marker
The marker is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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