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Near Thatcher in Franklin County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Range Wars

 
 
Range Wars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
1. Range Wars Marker
Inscription. Armed cattle ranchers delayed farm settlement here for six years before a permanent farm community was organized in 1872.
This kind of conflict occurred in widely scattered western areas when farm crops displaced rangeland. Families of early farm pioneers still occupy holdings here that are well over a century old, although many of them finally have shifted from planting crops to raising cattle after winning their battle against early stock herders.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 431.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 22.677′ N, 111° 42.843′ W. Marker is near Thatcher, Idaho, in Franklin County. Marker is on U.S. 34 at milepost 31.4 near Main Canyon Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15501 U.S. Highway 34, Thatcher ID 83283, United States of America.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Range Wars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
2. Range Wars Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 119 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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