“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Lincoln County Idaho Historical Markers

Magic Dam Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, June 21, 2013
Magic Dam Marker (wide view)
Idaho (Lincoln County), Shoshone — 398 — Magic DamCompleted in 1910 at a cost of $3,000,000 — Magic Dam stores water for 89,000 acres of irrigated farms near Shoshone and Richfield —
Rising 129 feet high, it is 700 feet wide. An adjacent 1600-foot embankment with a concrete spillway helps retain more than 190,000 acre feet of spring floodwater for summer use downstream. A four-mile desert road reaches Magic Dam, which . . . — Map (db m109633) HM
Idaho (Lincoln County), Shoshone — Sawtooth Scenic Byway
Shoshone Shoshone got its start as a mining supply town during Idaho’s silver boom. The town has been a railroad center for south central Idaho. Shoshone has architectural gems including exceptional historic buildings built with native . . . — Map (db m109630) HM
Idaho (Lincoln County), Shoshone — 412 — Shoshone Historic DistrictSouth Central Idaho’s rail center since 1882, when trains reached here. — Shoshone has a historic district of unusual interest. —
Historic District of Branch rail lines to Wood River and Camas Prairie served distant farmers and miners, while a stage line to Shoshone Falls accommodated wealthy tourists who visited Idaho’s foremost nineteenth century attraction. Vast sheep . . . — Map (db m109628) HM

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May. 27, 2020