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

Fading Away

 
 
Fading Away Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
1. Fading Away Marker
Captions: (bottom left) 1930; (bottom right) 1991.
Inscription.  There are thousands of names here I registered on a large Rock. -- Richard Augustus Keen at City of Rocks, June 22, 1852

Throughout the West emigrants recorded their passing by writing their names -- often with axle grease -- at unique places like the City of Rocks. This rock, called Camp Rock, once contained hundreds of names. But these historic records are fast disappearing. Nature takes it toll, but so do careless or malicious humans. How long will remnants of the names remain? No one knows.

Enjoy Camp Rock's inscriptions from a distance. Please stay behind the fence.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 4.41′ N, 113° 41.43′ W. Marker is in Almo, Idaho, in Cassia County. Marker can be reached from City of Rocks Road (Road 3077 S) near Twin Sisters Road (Road 4300 S), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Almo ID 83312, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Camp Rock and Fading Away Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
2. Camp Rock and Fading Away Marker
within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Distant Views (within shouting distance of this marker); California Trail -- Silent City of Rocks (approx. ¼ mile away); A Pleasant Place (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pinnacle Pass (approx. one mile away); California Trail -- Pinnacle Pass (approx. 1.9 miles away); California Trail - Nearing City of Rocks (approx. 3.1 miles away); Replica Wagon (approx. 3.2 miles away); Camped... (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Almo.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the backside of Camp Rock.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Camp Rock Inscriptions image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
3. Camp Rock Inscriptions
Camp Rock Inscriptions image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
4. Camp Rock Inscriptions
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 28, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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