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Near Ahsahka in Clearwater County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Indian Fishing Rock

 
 
Indian Fishing Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2020
1. Indian Fishing Rock Marker
Inscription.  This rock, moved here from the river's edge, was used long ago by Indian fishermen as a water flow gauge. When the water level reached the upper mark carved on the side of the rock, they began building small dams of sticks and stones, called "fish weirs". When the water level dropped to the lower mark, they began spearing and catching the fish trapped by the weir.
 
Erected by US Army Corp of Engineers, Walla Walla District.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
 
Location. 46° 31.128′ N, 116° 18.032′ W. Marker is near Ahsahka, Idaho, in Clearwater County. Marker is on Viewpoint Road near Old Ashahka Grade Road. The Indian Fishing Rock is located in front of the Dworshak Dam Visitors Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ahsahka ID 83520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dworshak Dam (approx. 0.4 miles away); Canoe Building Site (approx. 1.9 miles away); 1804-1806 Corps of Discovery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ahsakha Village Site
Indian Fishing Rock and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2020
2. Indian Fishing Rock and Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Pit House Village (approx. 1.9 miles away); Canoe Camp (approx. 1.9 miles away); Welcome to Canoe Camp (approx. 1.9 miles away); Orofino: A Fine Place (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Indian Fishing Rock image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2020
3. Indian Fishing Rock
Try as I might, I don't see the marks.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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