Near Idaho Falls in Bonneville County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Joseph Allen Taylor (1871-1945) & Chet Taylor (1893-1964)
This monument is dedicated to all early pioneers who contributed in making the potato industry the giant we know today.
Erected 2009 by National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, Eagle Rock Chapter. (Marker Number 151.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. 43° 24.606′ N, 111° 59.833′ W. Marker is near Idaho Falls, Idaho, in Bonneville County. Marker is on East 97th South near South 15th East, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Taylor Settlement (approx. 2.6 miles away); Ammon (approx. 4.4 miles away); Farmers' and Merchants' Bank (approx. 6.1 miles away); Taylor's Bridge (approx. 6.1 miles away); Eagle Rock Ferry (approx. 6.1 miles away); Eagle Rock Crossing (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Odd Fellows (approx. 6.2 miles away); Prisoners of War in Idaho Falls (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Idaho Falls.
Also see . . .
1. Russet Burbank -- Wikipedia. This variety is a mutation (or sport) of the cultivar 'Burbank' that was selected by the plant breeder Luther Burbank. The known lineage of Russet Burbank began in 1851 when Chauncey E. Goodrich imported Rough Purple Chili Potato from South America in an attempt to add diversity to American potato stocks which were susceptible to late blight. (Submitted on October 3, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Potato Storing -- Ask Dr. Potato. The outer cells phase in the “aging” process takes place in the potato cellar. A “sweat” period, which allows the field heat to leave the tubers, puts the potatoes in dormancy and prevents sprouting from occurring during early months of storage. The outer skin continues to take on the characteristics of coarse, reddish-brown homespun cloth, from which the name Russet Burbank was derived. Idaho® potatoes are not ready for distribution until this phase of the maturing process has been completed. (Submitted on October 3, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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