Froman's Ferry

Froman's Ferry (HMHED)

Location: Marsing, ID 83639 Owyhee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 32.84', W 116° 48.071'

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In 1888 George Froman built a ferry about a mile downstream from here. It operated until a bridge was built here in 1921.

The ferry barge was connected by ropes to a pulley which slid along a cable spanning the river. By angling the barge into the swift current, the ferryman could make it across the stream in either direction with no other power. Ferries of this type were a common solution to the transportation problem imposed on the pioneers by western rivers. There were several others not far upstream.
Series This marker is part of the Idaho: Idaho State Historical Society series
Marker Number283
Placed ByIdaho Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 9:34pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 516060 N 4821617
Decimal Degrees43.54733333, -116.80118333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 32.84', W 116° 48.071'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 32' 50.40" N, 116° 48' 4.26" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-113 Riverfront Dr, Marsing ID 83639, US
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