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Marsing in Owyhee County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Froman's Ferry

 
 
Froman's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, January 1, 2010
1. Froman's Ferry Marker
Inscription.  In 1888 George Froman built a ferry about a mile downstream from here. It operated until a bridge was built here in 1921.

The ferry barge was connected by ropes to a pulley which slid along a cable spanning the river. By angling the barge into the swift current, the ferryman could make it across the stream in either direction with no other power. Ferries of this type were a common solution to the transportation problem imposed on the pioneers by western rivers. There were several others not far upstream.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 283.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 43° 32.84′ N, 116° 48.071′ W. Marker is in Marsing, Idaho, in Owyhee County. Marker is on State Highway 55 at milepost 3,, 0.1 miles east of River Front Drive, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in a small
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park off of Highway 55 next to the river. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marsing ID 83639, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Lowell (approx. 4.6 miles away); Oregon Trail (approx. 8.1 miles away); Idaho's First Heroine - Madame Marie Dorion (approx. 10 miles away); A.K. Steunenberg, Frank Steunenberg (approx. 10.1 miles away); Caldwell Train Depot (approx. 10.1 miles away); Owyhee Country (approx. 10.2 miles away); Givens Hot Springs (approx. 10.3 miles away); Givens Springs (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. pioneers
 
Froman's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, January 1, 2010
2. Froman's Ferry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,738 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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