John Bidwell

John Bidwell (HM20K8)

Location: Soda Springs, ID 83276 Caribou County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 38.869', W 111° 42.126'

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In 1840, John Bidwell began to assemble emigrants from Missouri to open a road to California; and a year later, he set out with a party of 69 Pacific Coast pioneers.
When they reached here, August 12, 1841, half of this group decided to go northwest to Oregon instead. But his California crew turned south down Bear River to try a terrible route west of Salt Lake. So Joseph R. Chiles returned east in 1842 to find a practical California Trail across Idaho through Fort Hall and Granite Pass.
HM NumberHM20K8
Placed ByIdaho Department of Transportation
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Date Added Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 442447 N 4721945
Decimal Degrees42.64781667, -111.70210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 38.869', W 111° 42.126'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 38' 52.14" N, 111° 42' 7.5599999999999" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1501-1599 Soda Point Power Plant Rd, Soda Springs ID 83276, US
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