Lewiston Hill #417
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 46° 27.612 W 117° 00.986
11T E 498737 N 5145181
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating a road descending the hill into Lewiston.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 10/11/2007 6:08:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM2CD5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 64

Long Description:

Lewiston Hill

When automobile traffic made steep old wagon roads obsolete, a remarkable new highway grade was built down this hill in 1917.  With a series of sharp curves that let cars go 20 or 30 miles an hour -- a good speed for that time -- a gradual 10-mile 2000-foot grade was designed.  It still can be used by anyone  not in too much of a hurry who wants to see an engineering model of early highway construction. ~ text of marker

Marker Name: Lewiston Hill

Marker Type: Roadside

County: Nez Perce

Group Responsible for Placement: Idaho Historical Society

Marker Number: 417

Marker Text: Not listed

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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