Highland Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 43° 30.247 W 112° 02.341
12T E 416006 N 4817322
Quick Description: Highland Park began as a farm, then became Idaho Falls' first amusement park.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2012 7:11:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMDJB7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 2

Long Description:
Daughters of Utah Pioneers
No. 286
Erected 1963
Highland Park
Under the Homestead Act of 1880, John Lingren
acquired this land, cleared the sagebrush,
raised vegetables and dairy products, started
a nursery, planted hundreds of fruit, evergreen,
shade and ornamental trees. It became Idaho
Falls' first amusement park when in 1904-5 a
picnic area, baseball diamond, dance pavilion,
boating pond and swimming pool were added. In 1920
Idaho Falls purchased the park and later the old
buildings were demolished, leaving only a log
structure which had been used for school,
church and tourist accomodations.
Highland Park - - - - Bonneville County, Idaho
Marker Name: Highland Park

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
See Long Description

County: Bonneville

City: Idaho Falls

Date Dedicated: 1963

Group Responsible for Placement: Daughters of Utah Pioneers

Marker Number: 286

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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