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Market Lake


Location of sign - I-15 South Mile Marker 142


Photo taken- June 2008


Market Lake Historical Marker in Idaho


Text of sign:


Market Lake


The flat irrigated fields that stretch to the next interchange used to be a great Indian and trappers hunting ground in a old lake that

came and went.


In historic times, Market Lake was formed during the Snake River Flood of 1853.  When a new railroad grade blocked the over-

flow channel leading from the river, the lake disappeared for a time after 1887.  Later irrigation seepage restored the lake, and 

now the level is regulated for farming and for a wildlife refuge.


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 323.


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