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Idaho Falls in Bonneville County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Eagle Rock Ferry

 
 
Eagle Rock Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 25, 2009
1. Eagle Rock Ferry Marker
Inscription. On June 20, 1863, Bill Hickman started a ferry 9 miles up Snake River for thousands of gold hunters headed for mines that now are in Montana.

Named for an eagle that had a nest on a rock there, his ferry flourished until James Madison Taylor replaced it two years later with a bridge across a narrow lava gorge here. Idaho Falls eventually grew up around Taylorís bridge.
 
Erected by Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 224.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 29.514′ N, 112° 2.634′ W. Marker is in Idaho Falls, Idaho, in Bonneville County. Marker is on South Capitol Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Idaho Falls ID 83402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taylor's Bridge (here, next to this marker); Eagle Rock Crossing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farmers' and Merchants' Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Odd Fellows (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prisoners of War in Idaho Falls (approx.
Snake River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 25, 2009
2. Snake River
0.3 miles away); Snake River Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Upper Snake River Valley Irrigation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eagle Rock Meeting House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Idaho Falls.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 527 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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