Gold Rush Ferry
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 46° 22.769 W 116° 10.661
11T E 563237 N 5136540
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating a ferry which transported prospectors across the river in 1860.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 9/8/2007 6:34:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM25GM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member muddawber
Views: 19

Long Description:

Gold Rush Ferry

An old ferry near here took thousands of eager fortune hunters to a trail that climbed out of this canyon to rich gold fields discovered at Pierce in 1860.  You still can follow their spectacular route to Weippe Prairie, where in 1805 Lewis and Clark met a Nez Perce band that helped save their expedition.  Continuing on, you can reach Idaho's oldest public building - Pierce Courthouse, built in 1862.  Take State Highway 11. ~ text of marker #466

Marker Name: Gold Rush Ferry

Marker Type: Roadside

County: Lewis

Group Responsible for Placement: Idaho Historical Society

Marker Number: 466

Marker Text: Not listed

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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