Eagle Rock Crossing
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 29.544 W 112° 02.673
12T E 415543 N 4816027
Quick Description: History sign on the island in Pederson’s Sportsmen’s Park.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 7/29/2011 6:57:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMC5YW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 3

Long Description:
This history sign is located just southeast of the east end of the Taylor Toll Bridge in Pederson’s Sportsmen’s Park.
Marker Name: Eagle Rock Crossing

Marker Type: City

Marker Text:
Honoring Builders of bridges and trails and pioneers who passed this way in the development of the West. The first wagon bridge over Snake River was erected here by James M. Taylor in 1865, replacing the ferry established on the Utah-Idaho-Montana Trail for miners and freighters to Virginia City, Lander, Salmon River and other points. Robert Anderson became part owner of the toll bridge in 1866, establishing here a way-station named Eagle Rock from a nesting place up the river. The Utah & Northern Railroad Co. erected here in 1879 the first railroad bridge over Snake River. The town Eagle Rock was renamed Idaho Falls in 1890. This granite boulder from Grand Teton Mountain was set by Teton Peaks Council Boy Scouts of America and the tablet provided by Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association.

County: Bonneville

City: Idaho Falls

Date Dedicated: Erected August 26, 1932.

Group Responsible for Placement: Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association

Marker Number: No. 15

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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