Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail (HM2BWQ)

Location: American Falls, ID 83211 Power County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 41.706', W 112° 57.702'

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Immediately west of here you will cross a small canyon that Oregon Trail emigrants regarded as their most dangerous exposure to Indians.

After 1854, they had good reason to be alarmed. Wagon traffic has ruined important traditional Indian trails. Uncounted thousand of oxen, horses, sheep, and cattle had overgrazed a broad zone along their trail, leading to Indian resentment. Worse yet, a few emigrants has shot enough Indians to provoke a great deal of bitterness. Aug. 9, 1862, Pocatello's Shoshoni band resisted further wagon traffic here trapping a small emigrant party in a deep gully. An unusually fine stretch of wagon tracks leading to that site can be reached by a marked trail from here.
Series This marker is part of the Oregon Trail series
Placed ByIdaho Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at 8:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 339314 N 4728822
Decimal Degrees42.69510000, -112.96170000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 41.706', W 112° 57.702'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 41' 42.36" N, 112° 57' 42.12" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-30, American Falls ID 83211, US
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