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

Goodale's Cutoff

 
 
Goodale's Cutoff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 26, 2017
1. Goodale's Cutoff Marker
Inscription. An old emigrant road headed west across Camas Prairie and then descended to the valley below on its way to rejoin the Oregon Trail 28 miles west of here.
This route, discovered by Donald Mackenzie's fur trade party in 1820, came into use for emigrant wagons in 1852. Indian hostility along the regular Oregon Trail to the south led Timothy Goodale to bring a large emigrant party of Idaho pioneers this way in 1862, and after that, the road was known as Goodale's Cutoff.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 305.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 43° 18.396′ N, 115° 16.776′ 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 (a few steps from this marker); Castle Rock (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Goodale's Cutoff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 26, 2017
2. Goodale's Cutoff Marker
 
 
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 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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