Payne's Ferry
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greywolf1242
N 42° 41.936 W 114° 51.402
11T E 675550 N 4729609
Quick Description: On old Hwy 30 south of Hagerman, ID.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 5/12/2007 11:58:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM1HJN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
Views: 52

Long Description:
A scow powered by oarsmen let Oregon Trail wagons cross Snake River here from 1852 to 1870.
Then Overland Stage service from Boise to a rail terminal in Kelton, UT was moved to this crossing, and M.E. Payne installed a large (14 x 60 foot) new cable ferry that used river current for power. After state service was shifted to a more direct route at Glenn's Ferry in 1879, this boat handled mostly local traffic until 1910, when it broke away and sank 3 miles below here.
Marker Name: Payne's Ferry

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
A scow powered by oarsmen let Oregon Trail wagons cross Snake River here from 1852 to 1870. Then Overland Stage service from Boise to a rail terminal in Kelton, UT was moved to this crossing, and M.E. Payne installed a large (14 x 60 foot) new cable ferry that used river current for power. After state service was shifted to a more direct route at Glenn's Ferry in 1879, this boat handled mostly local traffic until 1910, when it broke away and sank 3 miles below here.


County: Twin Falls

Group Responsible for Placement: Idaho Transportation Dept

Marker Number: 206

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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