Near Montpelier in Bear Lake County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Snowslide Canyon and Hanke’s Ranch
(Crow Creek Road)
Erected 2010 by Star Valley Historical Society.
Location. 42° 23.592′ N, 111° 10.194′ W. Marker is near Montpelier, Idaho, in Bear Lake County. Marker is on Crow Creek Road (Forest Road 111) near Road 239, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montpelier ID 83254, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Giveout (approx. 1½ miles away); Beaver Divide (approx. 6.6 miles away); Halfway House (approx. 7.6 miles away); Pioneer Church (approx. 8½ miles away); Rich Building and Theatre (approx. 8.8 miles away); Bank Robbers (approx. 8.8 miles away); Butch Cassidy Robs the Montpelier Bank (approx. 8.8 miles away); Ritter Bros. Drug and the Roxy Theatre (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montpelier.
Regarding Snowslide Canyon and Hanke’s Ranch. For nearly five decades, the (40-mile) Crow Creek Road served as the main link in and out of Star Valley. Starting in 1879 the route was used by Star Valley’s first settlers. Later the road proved to be vital route for commerce between the rail lines in Montpelier and the families that now called Star Valley their home. Crow Creek Road was used extensively until a new road was built over the Salt River Pass...connecting Star Valley to rail lines in Cokeville. -- Star Valley Independent
Also see . . . Historical Routes Near the Oregon Trail Center - Oregon Trail Center, Montpelier. The route is known even today as the Crow Creek Road and was the link between the settlements of Afton, Wyoming and Montpelier, Idaho. The 100 mile round trip between Afton and the rail head at Montpelier would take a team of horses from three to seven days depending on the conditions along the way. The route started in 1879 and was used by Star Valley's first settlers. (Submitted on July 21, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.