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° 8.868′ N, 115° 39.516′ W. Marker is near Mountain Home, Idaho, in Elmore County. Marker is on Sun Valley Highway (U.S. 20 at milepost 102.7) north of Industrial Way, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mountain Home ID 83647, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site 5 ★ Rattlesnake Creek (here, next to this marker); Mountain Home Irrigation District Mountain Home Arrives in a 50-pound Soapbox (approx. 2.2 miles away); Oregon Trail 1864 (approx. 6.3 miles away); Site 4 ★ Hot Springs (approx. 6.9 miles away); Site 6 ★ Kelton Road (approx. 7.2 miles away); Toll Gate (approx. 8.2 miles away); Site 7 ★ Canyon Creek (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mountain Home.
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 November 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 3. submitted on November 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.