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Glenns Ferry in Elmore County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Oregon Trail

 
 
Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
1. Oregon Trail Marker
Inscription. A perilous ford at Three Island State Park was a formidable Oregon Trail barrier. Those who could not cross here faced a longer, more difficult southern route.

No other ford between Missouri and Oregon troubled them so much. This was their largest river. Using two of three islands, they crossed three channels, but sometimes lost stock and wagons. Many emigrants depended upon Shoshoni Indian guides to get them across safely.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 198.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 56.852′ N, 115° 17.863′ W. Marker is in Glenns Ferry, Idaho, in Elmore County. Marker is at the intersection of South Commerical Street and W. Madison Avenue, on the left when traveling south on South Commerical Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glenns Ferry ID 83623, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glenn's Ferry (here, next to this marker); To All Pioneers (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Oregon Trail Markers in Glenns Ferry, Idaho image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
2. Oregon Trail Markers in Glenns Ferry, Idaho
Three Island Crossing image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
3. Three Island Crossing
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,128 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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