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Buhl in Twin Falls County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Buhl

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2018
1. Buhl Marker
Inscription.  The town of Buhl, second largest in Twin Falls County, was founded in 1906 and named in honor of Frank H. Buhl, a financier of the South Side Irrigation Project. Buhl was a wealthy capitalist who owned steel mills in Sharon, Pennsylvania, and invested in various mining ventures. He became interested in the Twin Falls Irrigation Project in 1902 and formed a corporation with another Pennsylvania businessman, Peter Kimberly, which provided 5 million dollars in capital stock. Buhl, a generous philanthropist, donated the land and half the cost of Buhl's first public school. Today, Buhl is the Trout Capital of the World; 40 million pounds of rainbow trout, 70% of the U.S. total, are raised within a 15 mile radius of the Buhl-Thousand Springs area.
 
Erected by Twin Falls County Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 42° 35.628′ N, 114° 44.904′ W. Marker is in Buhl, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker is on East 4100 North (U.S. 30) near Kacy Meadows Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 716 US Highway 30, Buhl ID 83316, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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2. Frank Henry Buhl
At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Trout Capital of the World (within shouting distance of this marker); Payne's Ferry (approx. 9.8 miles away); Fishing Falls (approx. 9.9 miles away); Thousand Springs (approx. 11.7 miles away); Salmon Falls (approx. 11.7 miles away); "The People" (approx. 14.6 miles away); Where are the Fossils? (approx. 14.7 miles away); Ancient Lakes (approx. 14.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Buhl Chamber of Commerce.
 
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Buhl Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2018
3. Buhl Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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