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Near Mackay in Custer County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Goodin's River

 
 
Goodin's River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Goodin's River Marker
Inscription. Known as Goddin's River in the days of the fur trade. This stream originally was named for the trapper who discovered it.
Thyery Goddin, a prominent Iroquois who explored this river in 1819 or 1820, had come here with Donald Mackenzies fur hunters who worked for the North West Company of Montreal. Well stocked with beaver until it was trapped out in 1824, Goddin's River offered a wealth of furs to early trappers. Then after the fur trade was over, the river's original name was forgotten. Later settlers called it Lost River because it sinks into the desert lava.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 229.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 59.796′ N, 113° 45.564′ W. Marker is near Mackay, Idaho, in Custer County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 93 and Fish Hatchery Road, on the left when traveling north on U.S. 93. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mackay ID 83251, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Borah (approx. 12.3 miles away); Earthquakes
Goodin's River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Goodin's River Marker
(approx. 12.3 miles away); Earthquake! - The Results (approx. 12.8 miles away); Earthquake! - The Event (approx. 12.8 miles away); Earthquake! - The Stage (approx. 12.8 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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