Posted by: 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
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
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
In your log, please say if you learned something new, and if you took any extra time to explore the area once you stopped at the historic marker waymark.
If possible please post a photo of you OR your GPS at the marker location.
Also if you know of any additional links not already mentioned about this bit of Idaho history please include that in your log.