Ririe in Jefferson County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
The Great Feeder
The Dry Bed supples many irrigation ditches between the Great Feeder and the town of Roberts where it again joins the Snake River. Because of the Great Feeder, the city of Ririe has become an important grain and potato center.
Erected 1990 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Ririe Golden Grain Camp. (Marker Number 453.)
Marker series. This marker is Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. 43° 37.875′ N, 111° 46.409′ W. Marker is in Ririe, Idaho, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Main Street near Smith Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 464 Main Street, Ririe ID 83443, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Willow Creek Settlement (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Holt Ferry (approx. 3.8 miles away); Rigby (approx. 7½ miles away); Bybee - Centerville (approx. 8 miles away); Iona (approx. 10½ miles away); "Annie's Place" Annis (approx. 10.7 miles away); Burton (approx. 12.2 miles away); Brigham Young University - Idaho (approx. 13.2 miles away).
Also see . . . The Great Feeder -- Arthur Porter Special Collections, Brigham Young University. The Great Feeder is a product of pioneer organization and effort. A most pressing concern for the pioneers of the semi-arid Upper Snake River Valley was how to get water onto their land. Most of the early settlers of the area were Latter-day Saints and had come into the area from Utah where they had learned the lesson of how to make the desert bloom through irrigation. (Submitted on October 4, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.