Saturday, January 12, 2013

Press-Tribune: Canyon County Acquires Map Rock

Posted By on Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 10:07 AM

The iconic petrogyphs are found six miles from Highway 45 on Map Rock Road.
  • The iconic petrogyphs are found six miles from Highway 45 on Map Rock Road.

Canyon County can now officially call Map Rock its own.

This morning's Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the Canyon County Board of Commissioners on Friday aqcuired the 34-acre site—listed on the National Register of Historic Places—through a deal with the Farm Development Corporation. The county is expected to improve the site to include educational programs, which will showcase the the park's well-known petroglyph panel.

Historians believe that the petroglyphs were created by the Shoshone-Bannock people "prior to Euro-American contact," according to the Press-Tribune. The first formal reference to Map Rock dates back to 1877.

The site is located approximately six miles from Highway 45 on Map Rock Road.

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