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Blackfoot in Bingham County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Central Ferry Station

 
 
Central Ferry Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 13, 2018
1. Central Ferry Station Marker
Inscription.  A log structure was erected one half mile north of this site in 1864, which served as a stage station. The Ben Holliday stages use it as a stopping place as did the freighters who passed this way. Mail was unofficially handled here for more than a decade. On October 10, 1878 it became a United States Post Office with Theodore T. Danielson as Postmaster. It was given the name of Central Ferry and later changed to Blackfoot.
 
Erected 1953 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Bingham County, Idaho. (Marker Number 188.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and the Overland Trail series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 10, 1878.
 
Location. 43° 11.568′ N, 112° 21.36′ W. Marker is in Blackfoot, Idaho, in Bingham County. Marker is at the intersection of West Bridge Street and South Meridian Street, on the left when traveling west on West Bridge Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 890 West Bridge Street, Blackfoot ID 83221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moreland Settlement (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lava Formations (approx. 8.8 miles away); Shoshone and Bannock Tribes (approx. 12.1 miles away); Shoshone-Bannock Tribes: Beyond the Reservation (approx. 12.2 miles away); Newe'm Bo'ai -- "Indian Road" (approx. 12.2 miles away); Fort Hall (approx. 12.4 miles away); Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Memorial Honor Roll (approx. 12.4 miles away); Cedar Point - Basalt (approx. 12.8 miles away).
 
Central Ferry Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 13, 2018
2. Central Ferry Station Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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