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

Rock Creek

 
 
Rock Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
1. Rock Creek Marker
Inscription.  The lush willow bottoms of Rock Creek provided Native Americans with a natural campsite. During the early and mid-1800s, Rock Creek was an oasis for the trappers, explorers and Oregon-bound emigrants attempting to traverse the arid Snake River Plain. Astorian Robert Stuart camped in this vicinity August 28-29, 1812 during his epic eastward trek from Astoria to St. Louis in which he pioneered what would become the Oregon Trail. Captain John C. Fremont camped near this spot on September 30, 1843, while leading a military expedition guided by Kit Carson to survey and map the Oregon Trail. The following day, Fremont following Rock Creek and headed towards Niagara Springs where, after crossing the Snake River in an inflatable India-rubber boat, he examined the outlet of a "Subterranean River." Fremont's published report detailing his 1843-44 expedition from St. Louis to Fort Vancouver was of great value to Oregon-bound emigrants and remains today one of the most vivid accounts of the West.
 
Erected by Snake River Chapter - Idaho Archaeological Society.
 
Location.
Rock Creek Marker Next to Restoration Site image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
2. Rock Creek Marker Next to Restoration Site
42° 27.648′ N, 114° 19.385′ W. Marker is near Hansen, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker is at the intersection of Pumpland Road/3200 North and Stricker Cabin Road, on the right when traveling east on Pumpland Road/3200 North. Located next to the Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite currently being restored. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hansen ID 83334, 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. Stricker Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Creek Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Rock Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Stricker House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Stricker House (about 500 feet away); First Trading Post (approx. 5.1 miles away); Hansen (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named Rock Creek Station (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hansen.
 
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Rock Creek Restoration Area and Stricker House image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
3. Rock Creek Restoration Area and Stricker House
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 854 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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