Highland Park ~ 286
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 43° 30.247 W 112° 02.341
12T E 416006 N 4817322
Highland Park began as a farm, then became Idaho Falls' first amusement park.
Waymark Code: WMDJB3
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 01/20/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 4

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 Number: 286

Marker Text:
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