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Near Ketchum in Blaine County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Salmon River

 
 
Salmon River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Salmon River Marker
Inscription. Rising as a small stream in the valley to the south, the Salmon winds 420 miles across Idaho before flowing into Snake River.
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. 4 miles away).
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Salmon River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Salmon River Marker
The Salmon River is down there someplace image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
3. The Salmon River is down there someplace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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