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Near Rupert in Minidoka County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Montgomery Ferry

 
 
Montgomery Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2019
1. Montgomery Ferry Marker
Inscription.  Near this spot, a ferry was established in 1886 by George Montgomery and Andrew Smith. Charges were fifty cents for man and horse; seventy five cents for team and wagon. Only means of crossing Snake River between Starrh's Ferry and American Falls, a distance of 60 miles, and the one connection of the two railroad stations at Kelton, Utah and Minidoka, Idaho. Operation continued for 33 years until the bridge was built.
 
Erected 1970 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Minidona (sic) County. (Marker Number 372.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 42° 37.175′ N, 113° 35.448′ W. Marker is near Rupert, Idaho, in Minidoka County. Marker is on East Baseline Road near North 200 East, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 399 East Baseline Road, Rupert ID 83350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Montgomery Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2019
2. Montgomery Ferry Marker
. Minidoka Dam (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
Boat Launch Ramp (Ferry Landing?) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2019
3. Boat Launch Ramp (Ferry Landing?)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 116 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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