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Near Greer in Lewis County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Gold Rush Ferry

 
 
Gold Rush Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
1. Gold Rush Ferry Marker
Inscription. An old ferry near here took thousands of eager fortune hunters to a trail that climbed out of this canyon to rich gold fields discovered at Pierce in 1860.

You can still follow their spectacular route to Weippe Prairie, where in 1805 Lewis and Clark met a Nez Perce band that helped save their expedition. Continuing on, you can reach Idaho’s oldest public building – Pierce Courthouse, built in 1862. Take State Highway 11.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 466.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 22.787′ N, 116° 10.662′ W. Marker is near Greer, Idaho, in Lewis County. Marker is on U.S. 12 1˝ miles south of State Highway 11, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in a large pull-out on the east side of US Highway 12, overlooking the Clearwater River. Marker is in this post office area: Orofino ID 83544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gold Rush Historic Byway (here, next to this marker); Lewis and Clark (approx. 4.8 miles away); Canoe Building Site (approx. 11.1 miles away); Welcome to Canoe Camp (approx. 11.1 miles away); Pit House Village (approx. 11.1 miles away); Canoe Camp (approx. 11.1 miles away); Louis and Clark Route (approx. 13˝ miles away); Asa Smith Mission (approx. 13˝ miles away).
 
More about this marker. Large wooden marker in good condition
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on November 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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