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Near Burley in Cassia County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Milner Dam

 
 
Milner Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
1. Milner Dam Marker
Inscription.  
When completed in 1904, Milner Dam raised Snake River 38 feet to divert water into major north and south side canals.

A gravity system unmatched in size in national reclamation development, this project irrigates 360,000 acres of land. Twin Falls, Jerome, and a half dozen other communities suddenly sprang up in a desert plain watered by 160 miles of main canals. Located on lava channels formed by two rock islands, Milner Dam's three segments (462, 404, and 280 feet in length) were built by four locally powered electric cranes that were an engineering marvel of that time.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 208.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 42° 29.499′ N, 113° 56.923′ W. Marker is near Burley, Idaho, in Cassia County. Marker is on U.S. 30 at milepost
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250,, 0.2 miles east of S 800 W, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burley ID 83318, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Starrh's Ferry (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Starrh's Ferry (approx. 5.8 miles away); Camp Rupert (approx. 8˝ miles away).
 
Milner Dam Marker Along U.S. 30 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
2. Milner Dam Marker Along U.S. 30
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,265 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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