Near Ketchum in Blaine County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Discovered in 1895 by Lewis and Clark, and explored with great difficulty by fur traders and prospectors, the Salmon drains a vast tangle of rugged mountains and deep canyons. Until after 1950, boats could not ascend the main canyon, so the Salmon got the name "river of no return". Large tracts of untamed wilderness are still found in the Salmon River mountains.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 292.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 53.202′ N, 114° 44.568′ W. Marker is near Ketchum, Idaho, in Blaine County. Marker is on State Highway 75 at milepost 161 near Salmon River Road (Forest Road 215), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ketchum ID 83340, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vienna (approx. 2.1 miles away); Alexander Ross (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sawtooth City (approx. 4.3 miles away); Galena (approx. 4½ miles away).
Categories. • Natural Features •
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