(Crow Creek Road)By 1881, just five years following the opening of the Crow Creek Freight Road, freighters had started calling this canyon by that name. Snowslides were frequent on snowy, windy days as drifts would build up on the shale ridge. Unable to hold the steep side hill, the snow would come crashing down on anything in the canyon below, damming off the creek. Over the years many loads were buried and several teams of horses were crippled or killed as they triggered a snowslide while pulling their loads along the road. It was truly a blessing that no man ever lost his life here as several had very close calls.
|Placed By||Star Valley Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12T E 486016 N 4693448|
|Decimal Degrees||42.39320000, -111.16990000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 23.592', W 111° 10.194'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 23' 35.52" N, 111° 10' 11.64" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3029 Crow Creek Rd, Montpelier ID 83254, US|
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