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Paker in Fremont County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Sub-Irrigation on Egin Bench

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2019
1. Sub-Irrigation on Egin Bench Marker
Inscription.  The Egin bench area settled in approximately 1880 is watered by subirrigation, a system rare in the world. Customary surface flooding irrigation did not work in this deep sandy soil. The pioneers found that a natural substratum barrier trapped canal water, thus raising the water table to water crops from below the surface and draining enough to prevent alkalization of the soil. The early settlers thanked the Lord for the miracle of this special feature. The system is monitored through small holes throughout the fields to gauge the water level. The construction of this irrigation system of canals, ditches and dams was a community effort and covered about 50,000 acres of land. It is still in use today.
 
Erected by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, County, Idaho. (Marker Number 449.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 43° 57.456′ N, 111° 45.467′ W. Marker is in Paker, Idaho, in Fremont County. Marker is at the intersection of North Center
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Street and East Cedar Street on North Center Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 North Center Street, Parker ID 83438, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Henry (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Henry (approx. 2.4 miles away); M60A3 Army Tank (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Henry (approx. 3.8 miles away); Pioneer Meeting House (approx. 3.8 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Settlement of Salem, Idaho (approx. 5.8 miles away); Sugar City Sugar Beet Factory (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Agnes C. Remington Park.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 4, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
 
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