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Near Glenns Ferry in Elmore County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Oregon Trail

 
 
The Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2018
1. The Oregon Trail Marker
Inscription.  Directly in front of you, the Oregon Trail descends the steep bluff to the Snake River. The trail lies parallel to and directly above the major road scar that is easily seen. On sunny days, the trail is visible to the keen eye.
While the emigrants descended the bluff in many different locations, this trail was the main one used during the 1850's. Earlier, the emigrants came down the shorter, steeper ravine about 100 yards behind the main trail ruts.
This trail was used from the early 1840's until 1869, when Gus Glenn built his ferry two miles upstream.
 
Erected by Idaho State Parks and Recreation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Trail series list.
 
Location. 42° 56.484′ N, 115° 19.308′ W. Marker is near Glenns Ferry, Idaho, in Elmore County. Marker is on Three Island State Park near West Madison Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glenns Ferry ID 83623, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Motor Homes Without Motors (a few steps from this marker); The Three Island Ford (a few steps from this marker); Idaho's Bicentennial Wagon (a few steps from this marker); To All Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); "A Most Dangerous Crossing" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Over 500 Miles Step-by-Step (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site 1 ★ Two Island Crossing (approx. 1.2 miles away); Glenn's Ferry (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glenns Ferry.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the wagons shelter in Three Island State Park.
 
The Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2018
2. The Oregon Trail Marker
The marker is on the left, in the sun.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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