Near Malta in Cassia County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Opened by "Messrs. Hudspeth & Myers, of the Jackson County, Missouri, Company," who reached here on July 24, 1849, this new route was mistakenly thought to save nearly a hundred miles over the old way along Snake River to the north. From here, the 49'ers struck southwest for California and golden riches.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 169.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Trail, and the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 17.404′ N, 113° 24.96′ W. Marker is near Malta, Idaho, in Cassia County. Marker is on State Highway 77 at milepost 3, 0.6 miles east of 1700 S. Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Malta ID 83342, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Diamondfield Jack (approx. 11.8 miles away).
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,252 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. 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.