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Emigrant Road Marker Along US 93 image, Touch for more information
By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
Emigrant Road Marker Along US 93
Idaho (Jerome County), Twin Falls — 326 — Emigrant Road
More than a century ago, fur trappers and emigrants followed an old Indian trail that crossed here on its way to Oregon. Hudson's Bay Company traders preferred this route between Fort Hall and Fort Boise, but early emigrant wagons had to . . . — Map (db m31500) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — Clarence Bisbee
(Three panels are found at the Bisbee kiosk:) The Bisbee Collection The earliest dreamers knew how to sell Magic Valley: you just has to see it. By 1904 Twin Falls was a real city with platted streets, basic services, . . . — Map (db m125455) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — 411 — College of Southern Idaho
In 1964, Twin Falls County voters established a community college, and Jerome County soon voted to join their college district. Started in 1965 as part of a state and national effort to expand local educational opportunity, College of Southern . . . — Map (db m31519) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — Crowley Building
Crowley's Soda Fountain and General Store (formerly the Crowley Pharmacy and Soda Fountain) is located in what was once a four-story building that was constructed ca. 1910, and stood for six decades as one of Twin Falls' tallest buildings. First . . . — Map (db m125615) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — 15 — Eagle Rock Crossing
Honoring builders of bridges and trails and pioneers who passed this way in the development of the West. The first wagon bridge over Snake River was erected here by James M. Taylor in 1865 replacing the ferry established on the . . . — Map (db m124382) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — 365 — Elephant Hunters
Early day big game hunters who occupied lava caves around here more than 12,000 years ago, had a diet that included elephants, camels and giant bison. When a gradual change to a warmer, drier climate made local grasslands into more desert . . . — Map (db m124385) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — Farmers' and Merchants' Bank (Inkley's)
In 1908 when James L. Milner needed to house his Farmers and Merchants' Bank, he purchased Turner and Shane's clothing and furnishing store at Park Avenue and A Street. By 1918, Milner had transformed the store into one of Idaho's best-equipped . . . — Map (db m124381) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — 286 — Highland Park
Under the Homestead Act of 1880, John Lingren acquired this land, cleared the sagebrush, raised vegetables and dairy products, started a nursery, planted hundred of fruit, evergreen, shade and ornamental trees. It became Idaho Falls' first amusement . . . — Map (db m124383) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — Idaho Department Store
A retail institution in downtown Twin Falls for 81 years, the "ID" building was built in 1905. Originally known as the Allen Mercantile Co., the store was renamed the Idaho Department Store in 1908 and operated under the same name until 1986. The . . . — Map (db m125616) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — Ira Burton Perrine May 7, 1861-Oct 2, 1943 Sculpted by Ralph Lehrman —
I. B. Perrine was an early Twin Falls settler and developer who made his home — Blue Lakes Ranch — in the Snake River Canyon. His vision, planning and dedication led to Twin Falls growth from a desert outpost to a flourishing city. — Map (db m62964) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — Perrine Memorial Bridge
Lower marker: The structure you now see spanning the Snake River Canyon was completed in July 1976 at a cost of $9,700,000. It is 1500 feet in length with the roadway approximately 480 feet above the Snake River. This arch structure . . . — Map (db m62965) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — Robert Evel Knievel Explorer, Motorcyclist and Daredevil
Attempted a mile long leap of the Snake River Canyon on Sept. 8, 1974 employing a unique skycycle. The large dirt ramp is visible approx. 2 miles east of this point on the south ridge of the canyon. Donated to the community by Sunset Memorial — Map (db m62966) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — 172 — Shoshone Falls
4 miles east of here, the Snake River falls in thunder 210 feet over a rocky ledge higher than famous Niagara. Indians, trappers, and travellers all knew the "Great Shoshonie." Now the waters upstream have been harnessed for irrigation and power, . . . — Map (db m31520) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — Shoshone Falls The History of Shoshone Falls Dam
Shoshone Falls Hydroelectric Project. In 1900 Ira B. Perrine began seeking investors for a hydroelectric plant at Shoshone Falls, ultimately forming the Shoshone Falls Power Company on March 9, 1904. In 1907, the site was sold to William S. . . . — Map (db m62971) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — Shoshone Falls
(Three panels are found at the Shoshone Falls kiosk:) The Niagara of the West The Discovery of Shoshone Falls No one knows the first non-native person to set eyes upon them. The Wilson Hunt expedition of fur trappers passed through . . . — Map (db m125458) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — Shoshone Falls
(Two panels are found at the Shoshone kiosk:) Native Americans and life in the Snake River Canyon Coyote Creates the Snake River A Traditional Shoshone-Bannock Story Once in that . . . — Map (db m125560) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — Shoshone Falls Project
Owned and operated by Idaho Power, the Shoshone Falls Hydroelectric Project located on the Snake River, is licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as Project No. 2778. The reservoir provides recreation opportunities for boating, . . . — Map (db m26478) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — The Hotel Perrine
Built in 1904-05 by the Twin Falls Investment Co. at the southwest corner of Main and Shoshone, the Hotel Perrine was described as "a showcase for Southern Idaho" and "a beacon of progress." Building materials were freighted across the desert from . . . — Map (db m125619) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — The Odd Fellows
The International Order of Odd Fellow dedicated the building April, 14, 1908. Reserving second floor space below a stained glass skylight for their Lodge Room, the Trustees rented out the rest. Unfortunately, excessive noise from a tenant, the . . . — Map (db m124380) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — Twin Falls Bakery Co. Building
Originally know as the C. Harder Bakery and Grocery, this historic building was constructed in 1906 by German immigrant Harder Frederick Harder who opened the town's first bakery. Harder named his business after his wife Carrie and used the second . . . — Map (db m125618) HM

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