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Brownlee Ferry and Seven Devils Mines Markers Along Hwy 71 image, Touch for more information
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
Brownlee Ferry and Seven Devils Mines Markers Along Hwy 71
Idaho (Washington County), Cambridge — 185 — Brownlee Ferry
Guiding Oregon Trail emigrants and a party of prospectors who had discovered gold in Boise Basin, Tim Goodale opened a new miners' trail through here in August 1862. A gold rush followed that fall, and John Brownlee operated a ferry here from . . . — Map (db m23227) HM
Idaho (Washington County), Cambridge — Martha Jane Roberts1844 - 1862
First White Person Buried in Washington County, Idaho — Map (db m119370) HM
Idaho (Washington County), Cambridge — 378 — Seven Devils Mines
More than a century ago, miners faced a hopeless problem of hauling copper ore to this canyon for shipment to smelters. They started with Albert Kleinschmidt's road grade down from their mine, more than a vertical mile above Snake River, and more . . . — Map (db m23228) HM
Idaho (Washington County), Cambridge — The Cuddy Mill
This marker commemorates the Cuddy Mill. Built by John Cuddy in 1869. Originally six miles north of here, at the foot of Cuddy Mountain. The General Howard Expedition against the Indians on the warpath under Chief Joseph had grain ground . . . — Map (db m119371) HM
Idaho (Washington County), Midvale — 293 — An Early Industry
At the top of this hill 3 to 5000 years ago, Prehistoric men had a rock quarry where they made a variety of stone tools. Projectiles, knives, and scrapers were among the tools made by these people who camped at the foot of the hill. These . . . — Map (db m119369) HM
Idaho (Washington County), Weiser — 487 — 11,000 Years of Indian Occupation
The Weiser Valley provided an abundant environment for early hunters and food gatherers. Archaeological excavation along Monroe Creek in conjunction with US-95 realignment yielded one of the most significant prehistoric sites in the region. Spear . . . — Map (db m23220) HM

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