Hampton's Bear River Crossing

Hampton's Bear River Crossing (HM1ZXE)

Location: Collinston, UT 84306 Box Elder County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 47.202', W 112° 6.336'

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Ford was used by Indians, Fur Tappers and Mountain Men. About 1853 Ben Hampton and Wm. Godbe operated a ferry for emigrant traffic. The site became a "home station" successively for stages of Oliver & Conniver, Ben Holladay, and Wells-Fargo. About 1866 Hampton, Godbe, Alvin Nichols, Sr., Mark Bigler and others erected the toll bridge. stage barns, and rock hotel. The bridge was acquired by Box Elder County in 1883. In 1906 the rails reached Malad and traffic through here declined. The station remains one of the best preserved of all the stage stops in the Old West.
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Utah Pioneers series, and the Sons of Utah Pioneers series, and the Sons of Utah Pioneers series.
Year Placed1957
Placed ByNational Society Sons of Utah Pioneers Golden Spike & Box Elder Chapters
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 11:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 408131 N 4626684
Decimal Degrees41.78670000, -112.10560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 47.202', W 112° 6.336'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 47' 12.12" N, 112° 6' 20.16" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3585 Bigler Rd, Collinston UT 84306, US
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