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Population - 86 (2010 census)

For thousands of years, the Eagle area was the home to indigenous peoples. The first permanent American-built structure in present-day Eagle was a log trading post called "Belle Isle", built around 1874. It was named for the many eagles that nested on nearby Eagle Bluff.

The town enjoyed some notoriety as the setting of John McPhee's book Coming into the Country. Many of the buildings from the Gold Rush years are preserved as part of the Eagle Historic District, a National Historic Landmark district.

Note the Checkpoint uses the school.


Here are some additional photos of the Eagle Checkpoint. (All photos are used courtesy of and with permission from Harry Kern.)