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New Plymouth in Payette County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

New Plymouth

 
 
New Plymouth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 4, 2018
1. New Plymouth Marker
Inscription. In 1894, the National Irrigation Congress designed a model town and canal system. New Plymouth was founded to demonstrate it, and farming began here in 1896.
Organizers and settlers came from Cleveland, Boston and Chicago to try out their plan for locating all their farmhouses in a central town. New Plymouth streets and parks still reflect that plan, but small adjacent farms here have grown into a much larger irrigated tract.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 483.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 58.206′ N, 116° 49.152′ W. Marker is in New Plymouth, Idaho, in Payette County. Marker is at the intersection of Southeast Avenue (U.S. 30) and Elm Street on Southeast Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Southeast Avenue, New Plymouth ID 83655, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named New Plymouth (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named New Plymouth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Salmon Festival
New Plymouth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 4, 2018
2. New Plymouth Marker
(approx. 6 miles away); Snake River (approx. 6 miles away); Ontario Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 7 miles away in Oregon); Francois Payette (approx. 8.9 miles away); Payette World War I Memorial (approx. 9.4 miles away); Marie Dorion (approx. 14.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Plymouth.
 
Also see . . .  New Plymouth, Idaho - Wikipedia. New Plymouth was a colony town, bought and planned before it was settled. It was the combined project of a group of people purportedly dissatisfied with city life in Chicago, who in 1895 formed what they called "The Plymouth Society of Chicago" ... and wanted it located in southwestern Idaho in the Payette Valley, which he had found apt for his purpose because of the extraordinary water supply via the nearby Payette River. (Submitted on June 26, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Irrigation
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsSettlements & Settlers
 
Layout for central New Plymouth image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
3. Layout for central New Plymouth
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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