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

Jackson Fork

 
 
Jackson Fork Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2019
1. Jackson Fork Marker
Inscription.  Once the hay was collected from the fields it has to be stored, either in a hay stack or barn. This was accomplished using a device known as a Jackson Fork. Used in combination with a complex set of lines and pulleys, the hay was lifted into the hayloft of a barn or into a hay stack. If stacked outside, the Jackson Fork was used in combination with a derrick. The Jackson Fork displayed above came from the Cherry Creek Ranch were it was apparently used to lift hay into a hay stack.
 
Erected by National Forest Service, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
 
Location. 45° 34.071′ N, 116° 29.874′ 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. Sterling Cabin (here, next to this marker); The Jordan House (a few steps from this marker); Moonshiner's Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanna Cabin (within shouting distance
Jackson Fork Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2019
2. Jackson Fork Marker
The marker is mounted on the cabin to the right of the entrance. The Jackson Fork is mounted above the door.
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.
 
Also see . . .  The Jackson Fork. Made by the Jackson Farm Implement Co., these forks were commonly used by farmers from the mid 1800's onward. (Submitted on October 17, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Jackson Fork image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2019
3. Jackson Fork
Jackson Fork Marker image. Click for full size.
By Www.syrpa.lindberglce.com/barn/hayfork.htm
4. Jackson Fork Marker
 

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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 34 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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