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

Toll Gate

 
 
Toll Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 26, 2017
1. Toll Gate Marker
Inscription. An 1868 Toll Road to Rocky Bar provided better access to early gold mines 40 miles north of here.
Julius Newberg's South Boise wagon road had reached Rocky Bar in 1864, but a route through this canyon was needed to avoid steep Syrup Creek grades on Goodale's Cutoff 8 miles north west of here. Tolls were collected here for 20 years to maintain it, and James A. Porter's splendid hotel and dairy attracted travelers for many miles.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 197.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 15.054′ N, 115° 34.758′ W. Marker is near Mountain Home, Idaho, in Elmore County. Marker is on Sun Valley Highway (U.S. 20 at milepost 107) near Immigrant 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 4 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rattlesnake Station (approx. 3.8 miles away); Main Oregon Trail Back Country Byway (approx. 8.2 miles away); Mountain Home Irrigation District
Toll Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 26, 2017
2. Toll Gate Marker
(approx. 8.9 miles away); Mountain Home Arrives in a 50-pound Soapbox (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
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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 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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