Bear River Massacre

Bear River Massacre (HMTV5)

Location: Preston, ID 83263 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 8.433', W 111° 54.65'

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Very few Northwestern Shoshoni survived a battle here that turned into a massacre by Col. P.E. Connor's California Volunteers.

In 1863, Conner and his force set out from salt Lake City on a cold January campaign in response to friction between the Indians and white travelers. They found more than 400 Shoshoni settled in a winter camp on Battle Creek. When Connor struck at daybreak on January 29, the Shoshoni suffered a massacre unrivaled in Western history.

HM NumberHMTV5
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Placed ByIdaho Department of Transportation
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 6:15pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 424732 N 4665782
Decimal Degrees42.14055000, -111.91083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 8.433', W 111° 54.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 8' 25.98" N, 111° 54' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1400 W Hot Springs Rd, Preston ID 83263, US
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