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Near Twin Falls in Jerome County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Emigrant Road

 
 
Emigrant Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
1. Emigrant Road Marker
Inscription.  More than a century ago, fur trappers and emigrants followed an old Indian trail that crossed here on its way to Oregon.

Hudson's Bay Company traders preferred this route between Fort Hall and Fort Boise, but early emigrant wagons had to travel a road south of Snake River until ferries and road improvements let wagons come this way. Shoshone Falls -- known until 1849 as Canadian Falls to British and French trappers -- was a spectacular attraction along this road.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 326.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 42° 37.218′ N, 114° 26.953′ W. Marker is near Twin Falls, Idaho, in Jerome County. Marker is on U.S. 93 at milepost 51,, 0.8 miles north of Golf Course Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jerome ID 83338, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Evel Knievel (approx. 1˝ miles away); College of Southern Idaho (approx. 1˝ miles away); Ira Burton Perrine (approx. 1˝ miles away); Shoshone Falls (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Shoshone Falls (approx. 3 miles away); Clarence Bisbee (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Shoshone Falls (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Shoshone Falls (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Twin Falls.
 
Emigrant Road Marker Along US 93 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
2. Emigrant Road Marker Along US 93
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 4,839 times since then and 199 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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