Near Mountain Home in Elmore County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Stage service commenced in 1864, and a road to the Rocky Bar mines was opened 2 months later. In 1878 the station owners thought it would sound a lot better to call their place Mountain Home instead of Rattlesnake. Then the Union Pacific -- built out in the valley in 1883 -- replaced the freight wagons and stage lines that came through here. So Mountain Home was moved on down Rattlesnake Creek to its present location on the railroad.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society and Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 195.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 11.897′ N, 115° 33.301′ W. Marker is near Mountain Home, Idaho, in Elmore County. Marker is on Sun Valley Highway (U.S. 20 at milepost 102.7), 0.2 miles north of Hot Springs Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mountain Home ID 83647, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Toll Gate (approx. 3.8 miles away); Main Oregon Trail Back Country Byway (approx. 6.3 miles away); Mountain Home Irrigation District (approx. 6.9 miles away); Mountain Home Arrives in a 50-pound Soapbox (approx. 8.4 miles away).
Also see . . . Rattlesnake Station - Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series. (Submitted on November 27, 2013.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 462 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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