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The Silver Horseshoe sign and A Town on the Move... Marker image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
The Silver Horseshoe sign and A Town on the Move... Marker
Idaho (Power County), American Falls — A Town on the Move...
This "Sliver Horseshoe Bar" sign marks the prior site of an American Falls Historical Building dating from its original 1912 dedication at the old townsite now covered by the reservoir created by the Snake River dam completed in 1925. Although the . . . — Map (db m124078) HM
Idaho (Power County), American Falls — 274 — American Falls
The town is named for the nearby falls of Snake River, a famous landmark for fur trappers and early western travellers (sic). The Oregon Trail passed close to the falls, which had been named in contrast to "Canadian Falls" -- now known as . . . — Map (db m124074) HM
Idaho (Power County), American Falls — 383 — American Falls Power Plants
More than two decades before American Falls Dam was built, water power was generated in a series of plants at America Falls. Starting with an island plant to serve Pocatello in 1902, this superlative site was utilized soon after long . . . — Map (db m124073) HM
Idaho (Power County), American Falls — Coldwater Hill Rest Area Oregon Trail Kiosk — The Oregon Trail
(There are five historical panels in this kiosk:) Idaho's Emigrant Trail Westward-bound emigrants entered Idaho after crossing Thomas Fork Valley. They soon encountered the climb and descent of Big Hill, witnessed nature's . . . — Map (db m124029) HM
Idaho (Power County), American Falls — 339 — Emigrant Trails
Early California and Oregon Trail Ruts -- left by thousands of emigrant wagons as they ascended this bluff -- still are visible below this viewpoint. In 1859 F.W. Lander's wagon road builders dug and improved grade that shows more clearly. . . . — Map (db m123842) HM
Idaho (Power County), American Falls — Massacre Rock - A Clashing of Cultures
These reported incidents of Shoshone Indian attacks on emigrant wagon trains in this gap and surrounding area between 1851 and August 10, 1862, led to the naming of these rock outcrop as "Massacre Rocks." The granite marker was dedicated by the . . . — Map (db m124160) HM
Idaho (Power County), American Falls — Massacre Rocks on Old Oregon Trail
In this defile on August 10, 1862 a band of Shoshone Indians ambushed an Immigrant Train bound for Oregon killing nine white men and wounding six. — Map (db m124159) HM
Idaho (Power County), American Falls — Oregon Trail — 1842 - 1883
Map (db m124076) HM
Idaho (Power County), American Falls — Oregon Trail — 1842 - 1883

[Title is text] — Map (db m124140) HM

Idaho (Power County), American Falls — 338 — Oregon Trail
Immediately west of here you will cross a small canyon that Oregon Trail emigrants regarded as their most dangerous exposure to Indians. After 1854, they had good reason to be alarmed. Wagon traffic has ruined important traditional Indian . . . — Map (db m124148) HM
Idaho (Power County), American Falls — Power County War Memorial
Dedicated To the men and women of Power County who served their country in war and peace In Remembrance Of those who courageously gave their lives for freedom World War I Albert L. Ralphs • Robert Hutchinson • Roland Evans . . . — Map (db m124077) WM
Idaho (Power County), American Falls — Register Rock
After their meals were cooked and their livestock grazed, eany (sic)(Many?) pioneers took time to record their presence on this and other rocks in the area. The land around Register Rock was a common camping area along the Oregon and California . . . — Map (db m124166) HM
Idaho (Power County), American Falls — Snake River Rest Area Oregon Trail Kiosk — The Oregon Trail
(There are five historical panels in this kiosk:) Idaho's Emigrant Trails Westward-bound emigrants entered Idaho after crossing Thomas Fork Valley. They soon encountered the climb and descent of Big Hill, witnessed . . . — Map (db m124037) HM

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