Mullan Trail Road

Mullan Trail Road (HM22X1)

Location: Saint Maries, ID 83861 Benewah County
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Country: United States of America
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N 47° 19.101', W 116° 35.225'

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Capt. John Mullan U.S. Army

Capt. John Mullan, US Army, Constructor and surveyor.
He was directed to mark a wagon and railroad route from Fort Benton, Montana to Walla Walla, Washington from 1853-1855.
He built the actual road 1859-62.
The original road passed eight miles from here.

Portions of the road were used for different purposes - in Montana, it was used to transport supplies to the gold camps.
Settlers used the eastern and western portions of the road to access homestead property.

The road had numerous river crossings, requiring over 160 bridges.
Eventually Mullan revised the route to avoid the lowland flooding experienced where the road crossed the lower St. Joe Valley.

Mullan Aided by Schitsu'umsh' Guide

Mullan was aided by many Indian guides, including Bassile, a Schitsu'umsh (Coeur d'Alene) tribal member.
The work force was usually about 60 men plus 30 to 40 soldiers. His crew included engineers, a physician, carpenters, a blacksmith, teamsters, as well as laborers.
HM NumberHM22X1
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Date Added Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 7:02am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 531205 N 5240624
Decimal Degrees47.31835000, -116.58708333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 19.101', W 116° 35.225'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 19' 6.0599999999999" N, 116° 35' 13.5" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17584-17598 ID-5, Saint Maries ID 83861, US
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