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Hole In The Rock Stage Stop

Hole In The Rock Stage Stop

Posted: 1163226032000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wildey
I have a transcript of a letter written in February 1872 from Hole in the Rock, Idaho. It came from Augustus Wildey, a man who had spent 20 years bouncing around the west in mining camps, and was to a sister of my great-grandmother. The couple married later that year in Iowa and I have been researching their family history.

From the stories of the Nez Perce flight through Idaho and Montana, it appears that Hole in the Wall was a stage stop on the road from Utah to Montana and was a few miles north of the present site of Dubois. Is there any written history of the stage stop or any evidence of the site today? I would assume the name came from a natural feature in the area, but can find no evidence of that in an Internet search.

Re: Hole In The Rock Stage Stop

Posted: 1225840337000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wildey
I have found mentioned in the Idaho Falls Times newspaper a place called Hole in the Rock Ranch in Cedar Flats, Idaho. It seemed to get many visitors during the 1916 through 1920 time period. It is possible that an Ed Awald owned the ranch. I found that Ed Awald had land in Bonneville County as per Bureau of Land Management records:

The nearby places to Ed Awald's property is Twentymile Rock and Taylor Well:

On the topo map of the area there is a Neck Mountain located in the area that Mr. Awald owned. It is 5,351 feet high.

It seems like the people who lived in Cedar Flats traveled to Idaho Falls and Rexburg, so maybe Cedar Flats was in the area.

There is a Cedar Flats on the Nez Perce reservation located on the Selway River in Idaho but that seems to be a ways from Idaho Falls.

I don't know if any of this will help answer your question, but I thought I would try.
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