Eagle Rock Ferry

Eagle Rock Ferry (HM1C77)

Location: Idaho Falls, ID 83402 Bonneville County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 29.514', W 112° 2.634'

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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, his 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 Taylor's bridge.
Details
HM NumberHM1C77
Series This marker is part of the Idaho: Idaho State Historical Society series
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Marker Number224
Placed ByIdaho Transportation Department
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 3:59am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 415595 N 4815971
Decimal Degrees43.49190000, -112.04390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 29.514', W 112° 2.634'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 29' 30.84" N, 112° 2' 38.04" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15275 Idaho Falls Greenbelt Trail, Idaho Falls ID 83402, US
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The Coordinates Need Changed

The coordinates given here are wrong. The signs are actually located at 43°29'38.1"N 112°02'42.0"W. The coordinates given here put you in the Key Bank parking lot! I know. I spent hours locating the signs. The signs are on River Parkway on the west side of the Snake River about 300 ft north of West Broadway St.

Sep 24, 2015 at 9:10pm PDT by idamtnboy

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