Near Burley in Cassia County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
A gravity system unmatched in size in national reclamation development, this project irrigates 360,000 acres of land. Twin Falls, Jerome, and a half dozen other communities suddenly sprang up in a desert plain watered by 160 miles of main canals. Located on lava channels formed by two rock islands, Milner Dam's three segments (462, 404, and 280 feet in length) were built by four locally powered electric cranes that were an engineering marvel of that time.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 208.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 29.499′ N, 113° 56.923′ W. Marker is near Burley, Idaho, in Cassia County. Marker is on U.S. 30 at milepost 250, 0.2 miles east of S 800 W, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burley ID 83318, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Starrh's Ferry (approx. 1½ miles away).
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,009 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.