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Oakley in Cassia County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

City of Rocks

 
 
City of Rocks Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Maxwell, May 31, 2010
1. City of Rocks Marker
Inscription. A vast display of towering granite rocks (16 miles southeast of here) attracted emigrants who were on their way to California.

A gold rush visitor, July 14, 1849, reported that "you can imagine among these massive piles, church domes, spires, pyramids...with a little fancying you can see anything from the Capitol at Washington to a lowly thatched cottage." Emigrants who never had seen anything like that before were impressed by so many "rocks of the most singular shapes." City of Rocks is a National Historic Landmark as well as a National Natural Landmark.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 344.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Trail, and the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 16.478′ N, 113° 52.928′ W. Marker is in Oakley, Idaho, in Cassia County. Marker is on Idaho Route 27 at milepost 1, 0.2 miles north of 1800 South Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oakley ID 83346, United States of America.
 
Regarding City of Rocks. Markings from emigrants on the California Trail can still be seen on the rocks in the City of Rocks National Reserve.
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
City of Rocks Marker Along State Highway 27 image. Click for full size.
By John Maxwell, May 31, 2010
2. City of Rocks Marker Along State Highway 27
City of Rocks National Reserve image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
3. City of Rocks National Reserve
Pioneer Markings at the City of Rocks image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
4. Pioneer Markings at the City of Rocks
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 842 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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