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Near Mountain Home in Elmore County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Castle Rock

 
 
Castle Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 26, 2017
1. Castle Rock Marker
Inscription. Up toward Camas Prairie, a road goes by Castle Rock and other eroded granite outcrops that were landmarks on Goodale's Cutoff, an Oregon Trail route that came this way.
Emigrants generally had not seen large granite rock formations of this kind, and Idaho offered a number of good opportunities, both for Oregon and California travelers. Castle Rock and its neighbors were outstanding examples along Goodale's Cutoff, used primarily from 1862 until automobiles replaced wagon traffic more than 40 years later.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 353.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 43° 18.078′ N, 115° 18.936′ W. Marker is near Mountain Home, Idaho, in Elmore County. Marker is on Sun Valley Highway (U.S. 20 at milepost 124) near North Cat Creek Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mountain Home ID 83647, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gold Mines (approx. 1.8 miles away); Goodale's Cutoff (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
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Castle Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 26, 2017
2. Castle Rock Marker
Castle Rock and Goodale's Cutoff Markers image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 26, 2017
3. Castle Rock and Goodale's Cutoff Markers
Castle Rock image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 26, 2017
4. Castle Rock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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