American Falls in Power County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
A Town on the Move...
The bright lighted sign now focuses you attention on the early history of the City of American Falls with its role in settling the area as a livestock center, a "boom town" when the dam was being constructed, and subsequently for its impact on regional irrigated agriculture leading to Idaho's "potato state" reputation.
The Silver Horseshoe Bar reverted to City ownership in a settlement after the last owner ran afoul with the law. The deterioration of the building led to its destruction, but through the partnership of many local groups, businesses, and granting organizations the sign was saved, restored, and replaced where it once hung on the front of that historical building.
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Erected by Greg Basket.
Location. 42° 47.034′ N, 112° 51.306′ W. Marker is in American Falls, Idaho, in Power County. Marker is on Fort Hall Avenue (Business Interstate 86) near Roosevelt Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 575 Fort Hall Avenue, American Falls ID 83211, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Falls (approx. ¼ mile away); Power County War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Oregon Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Oregon Trail (approx. one mile away); American Falls Power Plants (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Oregon Trail (approx. 8.2 miles away); Snake River Rest Area Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 8.2 miles away); Massacre Rock - A Clashing of Cultures (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in American Falls.
Also see . . . Silver Horseshoe Bar sign returns to rightful place - Idaho State Journal. Workman said the building has been a fixture on Main Street for decades. During its (Submitted on October 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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