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White Bird in Idaho County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

White Bird Grade

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 5, 2018
1. White Bird Grade Marker
Inscription. For 60 years after construction was completed in 1915, White Bird Grade (Across the Valley) served Idaho’s only north-south highway.
Many tortuous curves and switchbacks -which, if placed together, made 37 complete circles - let the old road climb 2900 feet in 14 miles. Gaining an elevation of 4429 at its summit, that route represented a significant engineering and construction achievement. This new grade did not replace it until 1975.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 327.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 45° 50.498′ N, 116° 14.178′ W. Marker is in White Bird, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker is on U.S. 95 at milepost 227 near Old White Bird Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Bird ID 83554, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salmon River (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camas Prairie (approx. 2.4 miles away); Nez Perce War (approx. 3.7 miles away); White Bird Battlefield
White Bird Grade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 5, 2018
2. White Bird Grade Marker
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Truce or War (approx. 4½ miles away); June 17, 1877 (approx. 4.6 miles away); Gathering at Tipahxlee’whum (Tepahlewam) (approx. 5.1 miles away); The ADVANCE Steam Traction Engine (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Bird.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at a Rest Area near the White Bird summit
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Old White Bird Hill Road image. Click for full size.
By Vintage Postcard
3. Old White Bird Hill Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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