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After hearing stories of mining, and seeing some of the old ladders leading into the canyon I would like to learn more about the history of Murtaugh. A google search yielded nothing, but brief history, combined with information on how I could pay for a rafting trip (No thanks) Any way if any one knows actual history on the canyon or a website that I can read up on it myself that would be cool.
 

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Murtaugh history: Farmers stole all the water and threw trash into the canyon, Evel Knievel tried to jump over it. Long ago, it didn't taste like cow piss and fertilizer.
 

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If a Google search yielded nothing, then there isn't any history.

Actually, Knievel tried jumping his sky cycle across the canyon further downstream.
 

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You can look into the history of irrigation in the Magic Valley. I know there's a lot of literature on that (and, actually, a very ripe area for scholarly pursuit for you budding academics). That would tell you a lot about the use of the Snake River, and its dams and canals in the area.
 
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