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Roberts in Jefferson County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Market Lake

The flat irrigated fields that stretch to the next interchange

 

—used to be a great Indian and trappers’ hunting ground in an old lake that came and went —

 
Market Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 18, 2016
1. Market Lake Marker
Inscription.
In historic time Market Lake was formed during the great Snake River Flood of 1853. When a new railroad grade blocked the overflow channel leading from the river, the lake disappeared for a time after 1887. Later irrigation seepage restored the lake, and now the lake is regulated for farming and for a wildlife refuge.
 
Erected by Idaho State Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 323.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 49.014′ N, 112° 11.304′ W. Marker is in Roberts, Idaho, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Veterans Memorial Highway (Interstate 15) 0.2 miles south of State Highway 33, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in pull-out on west side of Interstate 15. Marker is in this post office area: Roberts ID 83444, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pooles Island - Menan (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. A large wooden marker in good condition
 
Categories. AgricultureDisastersSettlements & Settlers
 
Market Lake Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 18, 2016
2. Market Lake Marker (wide view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on November 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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