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

Salmon Falls

 
 
Salmon Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
1. Salmon Falls Marker
Inscription. In 1812, Joseph Miller found 100 lodges of Indians spearing thousands of salmon each afternoon at a cascade below here. Each summer they dried a year's supply.

After 1842, they also traded salmon to Oregon Trail emigrants. John C. Fremont marveled at Salmon Falls 18-foot vertical drop, adjacent to "a sheet of foaming water...divided and broken into cateracts" by islands that "give it much picturesque beauty, and make it one of those places that the traveler turns again and again to fix in his memory."
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 204.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 44.747′ N, 114° 51.073′ W. Marker is near Hagerman, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker is on U.S. 30 at milepost 187, 0.1 miles from Chisholm Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerman ID 83332, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thousand Springs (a few steps from this marker); Fishing Falls (approx. 2.3 miles away); Payne's Ferry (approx. 2.3
Thousand Springs and Salmon Falls Markers Along U.S. 30 image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
2. Thousand Springs and Salmon Falls Markers Along U.S. 30
miles away); Woody's Cove / The Hagerman Valley (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Malad Springs (approx. 8.4 miles away); Formation of Malad Gorge (approx. 8.4 miles away); History of the Malad River (approx. 8.6 miles away); Fossil Beds (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerman.
 
Categories. Native AmericansNatural FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,021 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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