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Eagle Rock Ferry


Location of sign - Interstate 15 Exit 118 in Idaho


Photo taken- June 2008


Eagle Rock Ferry Historical Marker in Idaho


Text of sign:


Eagle Rock Ferry


On June 20, 1863, Bill Hickman started a ferry 9 miles up Snake River for thousands of gold hunters headed for mines that now 

are in Montana.  


Named for an eagle that had a nest on a rock there, this ferry flourished until James Madison Taylor replaced it two years later with

a bridge across a narrow lava gorge here. Idaho Falls eventually grew up around Taylorís bridge.


Text prepared by the Idaho Historical Society  Marker made & installed by Idaho Transportation Department.


Graphics on the sign - In addition to the text there is a map of Idaho with the signs location marked and the notation that this is 

sign number 224.


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