The Locations

Rock Creek Station & Stricker Homesite In the 1840s, a rush of settlers followed the Oregon Trail to the Oregon country. Rock Creek was a popular camping spot along the Trail from the outset, and wagon ruts can still be seen at the site. When gold miners who rushed to southern Idaho in the early 1860s needed delivery of freight and mail, Rock Creek became a stop on what became the Kelton Wagon Road. In 1864, it became a “home station,” where stage drivers and attendants lived while they were off duty and where passengers could buy a meal or a night's lodging. The original station consisted of a lava-rock building that served as a hotel and barn. In 1865 a store was built at the site. A small community grew up around the business, which also became a social center. In 1884 the Oregon Short Line Railroad was constructed on the north side of the Snake River -- across the river from Rock Creek -and ultimately contributed to a decline in the community's importance. Shoshone Falls Park Called “The Niagara of the West,” these magnificent falls thunder an amazing 212 feet (36 feet higher than the real Niagara!). When Twin Falls was first settled, the people could hear the booming roar of the falls, although the town was over 5 miles away.

What to Bring
Your fantastic Dabling book! We’ll be putting it to good use, plus it’s always handy to have around.

Places to stay
Reputable Hotels AmeriTel Inns: 539 Pole Line Rd Best Western: 1377 Blue Lakes Blvd

Potluck item for lunch We’re barbecuing chicken, hamburgers, and hot dogs. Meat, buns, utensils, and drinks will be provided. Bring that one thing you want to be share with everyone!

Comfort Inn: 1910 Fillmore Avenue North Days Inn: 1200 Centennial Spur, Jerome (at the Twin Falls exit – Exit 173) Hampton Inn: 1658 Fillmore Street North

Item for Family Store All proceeds benefit the Dabling Family Foundation, so bring great stuff and be ready to empty your pockets!

Motel 6: 1472 Blue Lakes Blvd Red Lion: 1357 Blue Lakes Blvd Shilo Inn: 1586 Blue Lakes Blvd

Extras Chairs and blankets to sit on, plus photo albums and family stories.

Super 8: 1260 Blue Lakes Blvd Wingate by Wyndham: 379 Crossroads Points Blvd, Jerome (at Exit 173)

Questions, comments, or compliments? Contact:
Beth Swenson Call or text: (208) 293-5047 Email: Blog: Drop me an email to let me know how many are coming. Also, send family photos and stories and I’ll put them on the blog!

RV and Camping Nat-Soo-Pah: 2738 E 2400 N Anderson Camp: I-84 exit 182 KOA Kampgrounds: 5431 US Hwy 93 (off Exit 173)

Schedule of Events
July 16 6-9pm: Tour of Stricker Ranch Meet at the Ranch. Pizza provided

Places to Visit
Shoshone Falls and Twin Falls – see “The Niagara of the West” and what the city was named for.



Fall in Love with the Dablings

July 17 Location: Shoshone Falls Park 10am: Opening Ceremonies Sign in, meet and greet. 11am: Family Business Meeting / Family Portrait 12Potluck Lunch & Family 12-2pm: Store/Auction Food, food, food! Be sure to peruse the items for sale at the Dabling Family Store! 2-3:30pm: Get To Know Your Relatives We see each other each year, but this is the time that we’ll REALLY get to know one another. Who knows – maybe we’ll find out some family secrets! 3:303:30-4:30pm: Get To Know Your Ancestors Sure, we’re related to them, but how much do we actually know? 4:304:30-5pm: Closing Ceremonies Wrap up any loose ends, hugs and kisses, say our goodbyes. (All times are “ish” except for starting times.)

Dierkes Lake – Go boating, cliff jumping, or swimming in the Snake River.

Shoshone Ice Caves – Walk through a real lava tube, where the ice remains year round!

Perrine Bridge and Snake River Canyon – Walk out onto the bridge for aweinspiring views, 436 feet above the Snake River!

All Over Again!

Oakley Historic District – about 90% of this town is on the Historic Registry. Check out the Victorian homes, the Opera House, or the museum.

Balanced Rock – shaped by the wind, this amazing rock has stood the test of time.

Dabling Family Reunion July 16-17, 2010 Twin Falls, Idaho

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