In 1888 George Froman built a ferry
about a mile downstream from here.
It operated until a bridge was
built here in 1921.
The ferry barge was connected by ropes to a
pulley which slid along a cable spanning the
river. By angling the barge into the swift
current, the ferryman could make it cross the
stream in either direction with no other
power. Ferries of this type were a common
solution to the transportation problem
imposed on the pioneers by western
rivers. There were several others
not far upstream.