Hudspeth's Cutoff

Hudspeth's Cutoff (HM20L9)

Location: Bancroft, ID 83217 Caribou County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 37.794', W 111° 55.044'

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In the summer of 1849, the California Gold Rush was diverted this way in search of a more direct route to the mines.

Stampeding 49'ers would try anything to save miles and time in their rush for California's gold: the regular Oregon and California trails looped north of here to Fort Hall, but on July 19, 1849 Benoni M. Hudspeth lead a party west from Soda Springs through rough country hoping for a more direct route through a gap 1.4 miles south of here. This immediately became the main road, though it saved far less than Hudspeth thought.
HM NumberHM20L9
Placed ByIdaho Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 424776 N 4720125
Decimal Degrees42.62990000, -111.91740000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 37.794', W 111° 55.044'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 37' 47.64" N, 111° 55' 2.6399999999998" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-30, Bancroft ID 83217, US
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