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The Utah National Parks


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My brother and I have planned a trip to the Utah National Parks for the last year. On the way out, we spent some time with my daughter and her family in Nampa, Idaho - a suburb of Boise. Since my brother had never been to Idaho, we decided to go to Celebration Park to see the Snake River and typical Boise Idaho landscape.

This park features in-situ petroglyphs- rock carvings made by Native Americans dating from historical times to more than 12,000 years ago. During the winter, the Paiute lived at lower elevations along the Snake River like at this site, and this region was also home to Shoshone. A fresh water spring in the park area made it an ideal camping spot for many generations. The park's Guffey railroad bridge over the Snake River was built 122 years ago in 1897, to carry gold and silver ore from Silver City in the Owyhee mountains to Nampa for smelting. It has been refurbished and is open for walking and horseback riding. It is the only Parker-Through-Truss railroad bridge in Idaho and is the state's largest historic artifact; it was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.


Posted by rpickett 16:13 Archived in USA Tagged idaho

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Hope you 2 boys are having a wonderful time out here in the west!!!

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