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

Fishing Falls

 
 
Fishing Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
1. Fishing Falls Marker
Inscription. When John C. Fremont came this way mapping emigrant roads in 1843, he found an important Indian village at Fishing Falls (Kanaka rapids) about 4 miles above here.

He reported that native salmon spearers there were "unusually gay...fond of laughter; and in their apparent good nature and merry character...entirely different from the Indians we had been accustomed to see." As Snake River's highest salmon cascades, Fishing Falls was included on many early western maps.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 330.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 42.761′ N, 114° 51.308′ W. Marker is near Hagerman, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker is on U.S. 30 at milepost 190, 0.6 miles north of N 1000 E, on the right 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 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Payne's Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Thousand Springs (approx. 2.3 miles away); Salmon Falls (approx. 2.3 miles away); Woody's Cove / The Hagerman Valley
Fishing Falls and Payne's Ferry Markers Along U.S. 30 image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
2. Fishing Falls and Payne's Ferry Markers Along U.S. 30
(approx. 9.9 miles away); The Malad Springs (approx. 10.7 miles away); Formation of Malad Gorge (approx. 10.7 miles away); History of the Malad River (approx. 10.8 miles away); Fossil Beds (approx. 12.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerman.
 
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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 869 times since then and 66 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.
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