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Near White Bird in Idaho County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Sterling Cabin

 
 
Sterling Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2019
1. Sterling Cabin Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in 1952, the Sterling Cabin was built by Dick and Bonnie Sterling for Bud Wilson, then owner of the Kirkwood Ranch. Dick was the packer and Bonnie was the cook for the Kirkwood Operation. Constructed of lodgepole pine logs, cut in the head of Lost Valley Creek, the cabin functioned as a bunkhouse for Kirkwood Ranch hands. Although less than fifty years old, (normally a requirement for National Register eligibility), the Sterling Cabin was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 because of its architectural value and association with other historic buildings.
 
Erected by National Forest Service, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
 
Location. 45° 34.071′ N, 116° 29.88′ W. Marker is near White Bird, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker can be reached from Forest Road 420. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Bird ID 83554, 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. Jackson Fork (here, next to this marker); The Jordan House (a few steps from this marker); Moonshiner's Cabin
Sterling Cabin Marker to the right of the cabin image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2019
2. Sterling Cabin Marker to the right of the cabin
(within shouting distance of this marker); Hanna Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Hydraulic Mining (approx. 9 miles away); Fabulous Florence (approx. 9 miles away); Entrepreneur J.J. Goff (approx. 13.3 miles away); The Scow (approx. 13.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Bird.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at Kirkwood Historic Ranch in Hells Canyon Recreation Area. There appears to be road access to the ranch, but you will need Forest Service maps to use them. The best access is by a scenic river cruise.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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