Near Murphy in Owyhee County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
He told miners in Silver City that a prospector had given him some priceless diamonds from that area. Enough gems of interest to rockhounds were found there to maintain a diamond frenzy that winter. A similar excitement followed in 1892, but no actual diamonds ever were recovered in Diamond Gulch.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 454.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 9.516′ N, 116° 30.528′ W. Marker is near Murphy, Idaho, in Owyhee County. Marker is at the intersection of Marsing Murphy Road (State Highway 78) and Silver City Road, on the left when traveling west on Marsing Murphy Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murphy ID 83650, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Eagle Mines (a few steps from this marker); The Murphy School House District 14 (approx. The Otter Massacre (approx. 4.6 miles away); Guffey Bridge Snake River Idaho (approx. 9.8 miles away); Steamer "Shoshone" (approx. 13½ miles away).
Additional keywords. hoax
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.