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Near Lolo Hot Springs in Idaho County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Checkerboard Legacy

 
 
Checkerboard Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
1. Checkerboard Legacy Marker
Inscription. Many changes have occurred since the time Lewis and Clark used this route in the early 1800ís. The mountains you see around you are now shared by the U.S. Forest Service and the Plum Creek Timber Company. Each owns alternate sections of land creating a checkerboard pattern.

This pattern of ownership began here in 1908 when the U.S. Government granted the Northern Pacific Railroad Company alternate sections along their proposed railroad route.

As you travel across Lolo Pass, you will see a variety of textures and openings on the landscape. They represent natural fire patterns and timber management practices on private timber lands and the national forests.
 
Erected by Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 
Location. 46° 35.745′ N, 114° 36.002′ W. Marker is near Lolo Hot Springs, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker is on U.S. 12 3 miles west of Elk Meadows Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in a pull-out on the west side of US Highway 12, about 3 miles west of Lolo Pass Summit and the Montana state line. Marker is in this post office area: Lolo MT 59847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker
Checkerboard Legacy Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
2. Checkerboard Legacy Marker (wide view)
, measured as the crow flies. Lolo Trail Crossing (within shouting distance of this marker); Lolo Summit (approx. 2.9 miles away); Whitehouse Pond (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Large wooden marker in good condition
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. 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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