Salmon River Heritage

Walking Tour

The Salmon River Heritage Walking Tour is a series of monument stations and plaques, located throughout town, depicting the history and heritage of our community.

Take a trip back in time and discover the rich and colorful history of Riggins.  Meet rugged pioneers, like the Clays and Irwins, first homesteading the barren rocky flat, and see the lasting legacy of their time.

Monument Locations:

Conveniently stationed adjacent to city sidewalks, most of the Heritage Tour monuments and plaques can be seen within an east one-mile walk.  Descriptions below indicate on which side (East of West) of US Highway #95 the monuments are located and a prominent building or street to be used for reference.  Monuments locations are also shown on the map.

(1) SALMON RIVER HERITAGE WALKING TOUR

Monument Tour Guide

E-Riggins City Center

(2) THE SCOW

Capt. Guleke's Whitewater Raft

E-Plaque on Scow above City Park

(3)  STAY AND PLAY

Visitor Information

E-Above City Park

(4) FROM THE BEGINNING

Canyon Geology, Flora and Fauna

E-About City Park

(5)  THE OLD JAIL

Law and Order in Riggins

E-Plaque on Jail in City Park

(6) ENTREPRENEUR J.J. GOFF

Goff Trail and Ferry

E-North End of Park Parking Lot

(7)  KEEPING THE FAITH

Riggins' Places of Worship

W-Church Street

 

 

(8)  EDUCATING RIGGINS CHILDREN

So may Years, So Many Schools

W-Plaque on ASK Building

(9)  EVOLUTION OF THE RIVER TERRACE

Alltio'puh, Gouge-Eye, to Riggins

W-Heritage Center

(10) RIGGINS FIRST FIRE TRUCK

Reincarnation of a 1947 Willys Jeep

W- Heritage Center

(11)  EARLY BUSINESSES

From Saloons to the Golden Rule

W-Chevron Station

(12)  RIGGINS' EARLY HOTELS

Hotel Riggins, Hi-Wa-Inn, Monte Carlo

W-Salmon River Inn

(13)  THE FOREST SERVICE

Riggins Ranger Station

W-ETC Shop

(14)  MEMORABLE HOMES

Riggins' Living Legacies

W-Corner of Ace's Place and US #95

 

(15)  THE AIKEN BARN

Honored Historic Place

E-Chukar Point Subdivision

(16)  MORE VALUABLE THAN GOLD

Riggins' Water Supply, CCC Camps

E-Salmon Rapids Lodge Best Western Inn

(17)  AREA INDUSTRIES

Riggins' Rich Resources

E-Salmon Rapids Lodge Best Western Inn

(18)  YOU'VE GOT MAIL!

Riggins' Many Post Offices

E-Riggins Post Office, Salmon Street

(19)  GOUGE-EYE LEGEND

Quite a Time before Riggins

E-Heath Realty, Salmon Street

(20)  CLAY'S SWINGING BRIDGE

The Flat Across The River

E-Heath Realty, Salmon Street

(21)  RIGGINS IN THE 1940'S

Beacons on US Highway #95

E-Summerville's Cafe