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27 – Lowman Historical Marker

From HMDB.com:

In 1907, Nathaniel W. Lowman settled here, and four years later, when he started a post office in his large log house, this community was named for him.

Only a few scattered settlers lived here then. Lowman got all its supplies once a year from a large freight wagon over a state road built in 1894 to provide access to North Idaho. This highway followed in 1939. Eventually a one-room schoolhouse was moved here from Garden Valley. It still serves Lowman.

More Information

https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=22616


Coordinates: 44.08240, -115.60999
Elevation: 3844 ft
Difficulty: 1
What to Expect: No info

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chatty03

A welcome break at the mercantile after the ride back from Chalis.

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F800GS
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Idabiker

Got this on the way home from Challis

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KLR 650 2008
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Tumbleweed208

We rode in from the north via NF-582 Bear Valley Rd. Historical marker is right on HWY 21 and is easy to access. The Lowman Merc nearby has fuel and cold drinks/snacks.

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KTM 500 EXCF
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Dusty1

Came in from Bear Valley coming from Stanley. Very fun road in! High speed and flowy

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CRF450L
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Justin Wilke

A friend just got into riding, so I took him on the Banks-Loman loop and nabbed the Lowman and Idaho City sites along the way.

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FJR1300
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JRATZ

A stop on the loop ridden today

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FZ-09
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Trent01

Last stop on a five day 770 mile trip. First long trip 2 up with my wife. Living the dream.

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GSA
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BB445

Great spin into Lowman after tagging Thorn Cr Lookout and Pilot Peak. Perfect weather–upper 70’s and minimal traffic.

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KTM890R
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chatty

did the lowman loop. It was a bit warm!

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F650GS
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Robert

Last stop on my loop through Garden Valley, Lowman and Idaho City. Nice day ride with a couple of side trips along the way.

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KTM 890
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oldnut

Stopped at the Ranger Station instead of the Histerical marker, ≠Close enough??

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2009 BMW R1200RT
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silverspurs

What a goof ball I am!… I knew I needed to ride to Lowman for this challenge site, but didn’t review the site details before leaving home, so thinking I just needed to ride to Loman; I ended getting my picture at the Lowman School!… what a doofus. I also rode my Victory Cruiser to this challenge site… so give me more demerits for that!… 🙂

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Victory Vegas 8 ball
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Kevin Headings

Banks, Lowman, Idaho City Loop, always a fun and senic way to spend a Saturday morning. Roads Clear, still a decent amount of snow on the summits.

Photo upload not working, so here is a link:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/xisb57pihW3sf7fNA

jsk83687

Quick loop ride to hit a couple points and get out of town for a few.

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Husky 901e
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BobbyRay208

Part of the lowman loop that I uave been riding for years. Just never spent the time looking at the sides of the road. I may have slowed down in the last 5 or so years. This was a easy ride just a little north of the banks turn off on the right side of the road. They have fuel stations nearby also.

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Triumph Trident 660
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FW190Pilot

Did the Emmett-Banks-Lowman-Idaho City loop today. Added Emmett to the loop due to the Slope Road check-in. It was a perfect day to ride this 180 mile loop. I was surprised Lowman was only founded in 1911…same year as John Browning’s .45 Auto was invented. If you don’t have a 1911, get one! 🙂

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BMW R1250GSA
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Caleb Forrey

Always a good destination.

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Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
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