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

Payne's Ferry

 
 
Payne's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
1. Payne's Ferry Marker
Inscription.  A scow powered by oarsmen let Oregon Trail wagons cross Snake River here from 1852 to 1870.

Then Overland Stage service from Boise to a rail terminal in Kelton, Utah was moved to this crossing, and M.E. Payne installed a large (14 by 60 foot) new cable ferry that used river current for power. After stage service was shifted to a more direct route at Glenn's Ferry in 1879, this boat handled mostly local traffic until 1910, when it broke away and sank 3 miles below here.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 206.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 42.756′ N, 114° 51.305′ W. Marker is near Hagerman, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker is on U.S. 30 at milepost 190, 0.6 miles from N 1000 E, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerman ID 83332, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fishing Falls (a few steps from this marker); Thousand Springs (approx. 2.3 miles away); Salmon Falls
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. 2.3 miles away); "The People" (approx. 4.9 miles away); Where are the Fossils? (approx. 4.9 miles away); Sediments and Fossils (approx. 4.9 miles away); A Changing Climate (approx. 4.9 miles away); Ancient Lakes (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerman.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 

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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 1,046 times since then and 34 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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