#462 - Harriman State Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 18.515 W 111° 27.314
12T E 463691 N 4906248
Quick Description: Idaho History Marker #462 on U.S. Hwy. 20.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2011 10:27:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMC7G9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 3

Long Description:
This history marker is located on U.S. Hwy. 20 about 18 miles north of Ashton and deals with the history of Harriman State Park
Marker Name: Harriman State Park

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
Started in 1902 as a large cattle ranch, Railroad Ranch soon became a summer retreat for wealthy Easterners and eventually Idaho’s largest State Park. Railroad magnate and diplomat W. Averell Harriman and his brother Roland donated the ranch to Idaho in 1977, thus preserving the area’s remarkable wildlife and prompting development of a professionally managed state parks system.

County: Fremont

Group Responsible for Placement: State of Idaho

Marker Number: 462

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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Volcanoguy visited #462 - Harriman State Park 9/25/2010 Volcanoguy visited it