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Black Canyon Dam Marker at Wild Rose Park image, Touch for more information
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
Black Canyon Dam Marker at Wild Rose Park
Idaho (Gem County), Emmett — 377 — Black Canyon Dam
Constructed in 1924, this $1,500,000 concrete gravity dam has a 1,039 foot crest and a 183 foot structural height. A 29 mile canal, along with lesser ditches, serves 58,250 acres of Boise and Payette valley farms. A power plant at Black Canyon . . . — Map (db m23237) HM
Idaho (Gem County), Emmett — 295 — Freezeout Hill
In 1862 Tim Goodale opened an Oregon Trail Cutoff which descended a steep ridge just west of here into the valley below. Later that year a gold rush to Boise Basin came up Payette Valley, and the next summer farmers along the river started . . . — Map (db m119238) HM
Idaho (Gem County), Emmett — 447 — Pearl
Gold mines high on a ridge above here maintained an industrial community at Pearl from 1894 to 1910 when ore ran out. Now a silent reminder of Gem County's major gold rush, Pearl once boasted of 3 mercantile stores, a butcher shop, 4 . . . — Map (db m119237) HM

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