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Near Acequia in Minidoka County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Minidoka Dam

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2018
1. Minidoka Dam Marker
Inscription. An important pioneer federal reclamation dam and power plant provides water and electricity for farms and cities nearby.

Constructed 5 miles east of here between 1904 and 1906 at a cost of $675,000, Minidoka Dam diverts water into canals 86 feet above Snake River. In order to reach still higher farms south of Burley, a $413,000 power plant was completed in 1913. Local irrigation districts have repaired costs of this project. This early federal power program led to national Rural Electrification Administration services.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 341.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 40.453′ N, 113° 35.555′ W. Marker is near Acequia, Idaho, in Minidoka County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 24 at milepost 10 and North 374 Lane East, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 24. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 388 Idaho Highway 24, Rupert ID 83350, United States of America.
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
Minidoka Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2018
2. Minidoka Dam Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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