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Historical Markers in Glenns Ferry, Idaho

Clickable Map of Elmore County, Idaho and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Elmore County, ID (29) Ada County, ID (63) Blaine County, ID (19) Boise County, ID (32) Camas County, ID (1) Custer County, ID (62) Gooding County, ID (17) Owyhee County, ID (14) Twin Falls County, ID (41)  ElmoreCounty(29) Elmore County (29)  AdaCounty(63) Ada County (63)  BlaineCounty(19) Blaine County (19)  BoiseCounty(32) Boise County (32)  CamasCounty(1) Camas County (1)  CusterCounty(62) Custer County (62)  GoodingCounty(17) Gooding County (17)  OwyheeCounty(14) Owyhee County (14)  TwinFallsCounty(41) Twin Falls County (41)
Mountain Home is the county seat for Elmore County
Glenns Ferry is in Elmore County
      Elmore County (29)  
      Ada County (63)  
      Blaine County (19)  
      Boise County (32)  
      Camas County (1)  
      Custer County (62)  
      Gooding County (17)  
      Owyhee County (14)  
      Twin Falls County (41)  
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1 Idaho, Elmore County, Glenns Ferry — "A Most Dangerous Crossing"
"...we rode as much as half mile in crossing and against the current too, which made it hard for the horses, the water being up to their sides. Husband had considerable difficultly in crossing the cart. Both cart and mules were turned upside . . . Map (db m125673) HM
2 Idaho, Elmore County, Glenns Ferry — Glenn's Ferry
After the golden spike was driven at Promontory Utah in 1869 the nearest railroad station to Boise was Kelton on the north shore of the Great Salt Lake. A ferry was built 1/2 mile up on the river as a joint effort by Gustavus Glenn, a local rancher . . . Map (db m31678) HM
3 Idaho, Elmore County, Glenns Ferry — Gorby Opera Theatre (1914)
Built by Daniel W. Gorby, the opera theatre to provide live and moving picture entertainment for residents of Glenn's Ferry as well as travelers on the railroad. Gorby (born 1883, died 1925) was a prominent local businessman. Designed by . . . Map (db m232603) HM
4 Idaho, Elmore County, Glenns Ferry — Idaho's Bicentennial Wagon
In 1975, this wagon joined 49 other state wagons from across the country in a pilgrimage to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to celebrate America'a Bicentennial. Prior to leaving for Valley Forge, the wagon visited schools, communities, and parks . . . Map (db m125729) HM
5 Idaho, Elmore County, Glenns Ferry — Motor Homes Without Motors
Contrary to popular belief, the emigrant wagon was not the large heavy Conestoga that is represented by the Idaho Bicentennial Wagon. Instead, many people used wagons from their farms or purchased smaller, lighter wagons at the start of their . . . Map (db m125727) HM
6 Idaho, Elmore County, Glenns Ferry — 198 — Oregon Trail
A perilous ford at Three Island State Park was a formidable Oregon Trail barrier. Those who could not cross here faced a longer, more difficult southern route. No other ford between Missouri and Oregon troubled them so much. This was their largest . . . Map (db m31677) HM
7 Idaho, Elmore County, Glenns Ferry — Over 500 Miles Step-by-StepThe Oregon Trail in Idaho
Stretching from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, the two thousand mile Oregon Trail lured over 300,000 pioneers on a long six month journey. When pioneers entered present-day Idaho, many had traveled more than one thousand miles of hot, dusty . . . Map (db m125674) HM
8 Idaho, Elmore County, Glenns Ferry — Rosevear's Ferry
1890, Joseph Rosevear and Sam McAnulty pulled the waterlogged Glenn Ferry out of the Snake River, and some of its material was used to build the Rosevear Ferry, which operated until 1908, when a bridge was built. The Rosevear Ferry was owned and . . . Map (db m125675) HM
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9 Idaho, Elmore County, Glenns Ferry — 1 — Site 1 ★ Two Island CrossingMain Oregon Trail Back County Byway
Thursday July 24 "Traveled 13 miles struck the river 2 miles above the ford. Here we found a company ferrying in wagon beds we unloaded two our best wagon beds and commenced calking them got them finished and ferried their loads that . . . Map (db m125677) HM
10 Idaho, Elmore County, Glenns Ferry — 2 — Site 2 ★ Old Oregon Trail Road CrossingMain Oregon Trail Back County Byway
Thursday August 14 "...We had a squally time ascending the bluffs, which are severaly hundred feet high. We passed from a hill to the side of a bluff, upon a high narrow ridge of just sufficient width upon the top for the wagon road, the . . . Map (db m125733) HM
11 Idaho, Elmore County, Glenns Ferry — 3 — Site 3 ★ Hot Springs CreekMain Oregon Trail Back County Byway
Sunday July 27 "Traveled 15 miles 5 miles brought us to a marshy hollow (Hot Springs Creek) which wound to right of the direction were traveling. Traveled in this marsh 3 miles then drove out leaving this marsh to our right..." -- Susan . . . Map (db m125751) HM
12 Idaho, Elmore County, Glenns Ferry — The Oregon Trail
Directly in front of you, the Oregon Trail descends the steep bluff to the Snake River. The trail lies parallel to and directly above the major road scar that is easily seen. On sunny days, the trail is visible to the keen eye. While the . . . Map (db m125725) HM
13 Idaho, Elmore County, Glenns Ferry — The Three Island Ford
Located on an old Indian and fur trade route, the Three Island Ford presented a difficult challenge to the emigrants. Those who dared attempted this crossing using the southern two islands and connecting sand bars to cross the river. Those who were . . . Map (db m125726) HM
14 Idaho, Elmore County, Glenns Ferry — To All Pioneers
To all pioneers who crossed over Three Island Crossing and helped to win the west. Erected 1931 by Troop One Boy Scouts of America Roslyn, New York Scoutmaster E.K. Pietsch Reproduced 1990 Map (db m31679) HM
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Feb. 23, 2024