Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite

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Stricker Store and Farm
Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite is located in Idaho
Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite
Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite is located in the United States
Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite
LocationN of Rock Creek, Twin Falls, Idaho
Coordinates42°27′33″N 114°19′16″W / 42.45917°N 114.32111°W / 42.45917; -114.32111Coordinates: 42°27′33″N 114°19′16″W / 42.45917°N 114.32111°W / 42.45917; -114.32111
Built1865
ArchitectJames Bascom
NRHP reference #79000810[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 30, 1979

Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite is a historical site operated by the Idaho State Historical Society. It includes the Stricker Store and Farm, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1] Two previously important roadways (Oregon Trail and the Kelton Road) met at this site.

History[edit]

At one time, the Rock Creek Station was the largest stage station between Fort Hall and Fort Boise.[2] In 1864, Ben Holladay selected the site for a home station on his Overland Stage Line. In 1865, James Bascom built the Rock Creek Store. In 1876, Herman Stricker purchased the store and remained the proprietor until it closed in 1897.[3]

Visitors can see the Rock Creek Store building, Stricker home, reconstructed summer house, and an interpretive center.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
  2. ^ "Rock Creek". Outdoor Idaho: Pathways of Pioneers. Idaho Public Television. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  3. ^ "Sticker's Store". Oregon-California Trails Association. Archived from the original on September 10, 2011. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  4. ^ "The Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite". Idaho State Historical Society. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  5. ^ "New Interpretive Exhibit at Rock Creek Station/Stricker Store and Home Site". Preservation Idaho. Retrieved July 3, 2013.

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