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By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2019
Hanna Cabin Marker
Idaho (Idaho County), White Bird — Hanna Cabin
Built by Carl Hanna ca. 1912, this cabin was originally located at the site of the Carter Mansion, approximately three quarters of a mile up Kirkwood Creek. A few years after constructing the cabin, Hanna left for Europe and World War I from which . . . — Map (db m141220) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), White Bird — Jackson Fork
Once the hay was collected from the fields it has to be stored, either in a hay stack or barn. This was accomplished using a device known as a Jackson Fork. Used in combination with a complex set of lines and pulleys, the hay was lifted into the . . . — Map (db m141224) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), White Bird — June 17, 1877
On the more distant of the ridges Lieutenant Theller halted and deployed his advance guard, at the same time sending word that the Indians were in sight. I immediately formed my company 'left front into line’ at a trot, gave the order to drop . . . — Map (db m119505) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), White Bird — Moonshiner's Cabin
The Carter mansion, located approximately three quarters of a mile up Kirkwood Creek was built by Clarence "Dick" Carter ca. 1921. In terms of Hells Canyon architecture, this unique five bedroom log structure is a mansion in its own right. Replete . . . — Map (db m141213) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), White Bird — 298 — Salmon RiverA vast mountain wilderness, cut by the mile deep Salmon River Canyon — stretches across Idaho south and east of here —
Travel through the Salmon River Mountains always was hard in the early days. An 1872 railroad survey showed the Salmon River Canyon to be too expensive a route to build. Until a highway was finished down the White Bird Hill in 1921, only some . . . — Map (db m109667) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), White Bird — 313 — Salmon River CanyonSome 15 million years ago, Salmon River ran across great Miocene lava flows — above here and started to carve this deep canyon —
Then this part of the earth’s surface gradually rose. As the mountains were rising, the river cut down into the older rock below. Many other northwestern rivers cut similar gorges. The Snake flows through Hell’s Canyon – deepest of them . . . — Map (db m109662) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), White Bird — Sterling Cabin
Constructed in 1952, the Sterling Cabin was built by Dick and Bonnie Sterling for Bud Wilson, then owner of the Kirkwood Ranch. Dick was the packer and Bonnie was the cook for the Kirkwood Operation. Constructed of lodgepole pine logs, cut in the . . . — Map (db m141221) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), White Bird — The Jordan House
In 1932, Len Jordan brought his young family to Kirkwood. He and his partner, Dick Maxwell, purchased the ranch from Leonard and Kenneth Johnson. They hoped to live cheaply off the land and ride out of the Great Depression of the 1930's in Hells . . . — Map (db m141211) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), White Bird — Truce or War
Five warriors, led by wet’itwe’tit hawalis . . . had been sent out . . . as a peace party to meet the soldiers. Of course they carried a white flag. Peace might be made without fighting. -- himi'n maqsmaqs (Yellow . . . — Map (db m119506) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), White Bird — White Bird Battlefield
(Three panels are located at this kiosk overlooking the White Bird Battlefield.) We were marched into a deep canyon and to a country strange to us, and familiar to the enemy. If there was any plan of attack, I never heard of it. -- Sgt. . . . — Map (db m121137) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), White Bird — 327 — White Bird Grade
For 60 years after construction was completed in 1915, White Bird Grade (Across the Valley) served Idaho’s only north-south highway. Many tortuous curves and switchbacks -which, if placed together, made 37 complete circles - let the old road . . . — Map (db m119507) HM

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