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Lenore Tram
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 46° 30.379 W 116° 33.164
11T E 534315 N 5150402
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating a former aerial tram which operated in the area of the marker.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 9/7/2007 9:59:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM25DE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 18

Long Description:

Lenore Tram

In 1898, after rail service from Lewiston reach Lenore, a tramway was begun to ship grain from Camas Prairie (1600 feet above) to a new freight stop directly across the river.  Previously, grain wagons descended a long steep hill from the prairie.  Gravity moved full tram buckets down, sending empty buckets back up the cable loop.  By 1903 the completed system carried up to 100,000 bushels of grain each year.  In 1937 a fire destroyed the entire system. ~ text of marker #486

Marker Name: Lenore Tram

Marker Type: Roadside

County: Nez Perce

City: Lenore

Group Responsible for Placement: Idaho Historical Society

Marker Number: 486

Marker Text: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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