Near Almo in Cassia County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Picture a Shoshone hunting party working its way toward you, or a wagon train plodding westward, or perhaps a stagecoach swiftly passing a laboring string of freight wagons. At times in the past you could have seen any of these passing through here.
The gap in the ridge in front of you is Emigrant Canyon, a key portal for western travel. In fact, the Salt Lake Alternate, a major branch of the emigrant wagon route to California, passed through Emigrant Canyon and joined the main California Trail a short distance to your right.
But perhaps the most interesting features were the stagecoach line through Emigrant Canyon and the state station that stood just a few hundred yards in from of you. From 1869 to 1883 the City of Rocks Home Station served passengers and employees on the Kelton stage route, which connected the railroad at Kelton, Utah, with booming mining
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° 1.609′ N, 113° 43.08′ W. Marker is near Almo, Idaho, in Cassia County. Marker is on Twin Sister Road (Road 3400 S) near Birch Creek Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Almo ID 83312, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Twin Sisters (here, next to this marker); California Trail - Trail Junction (approx. 0.4 miles away); Granite Pass (approx. 1.3 miles away); California Trail -- Pinnacle Pass (approx. 1.6 miles away); California Trail - Prairie Valley (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pinnacle Pass (approx. 2˝ miles away); A Pleasant Place (approx. 3.4 miles away); California Trail -- Silent City of Rocks (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Almo.
More about this marker. This marker is at the intersection of Twin Creek Road and the Salt Lake Alternate Trail.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 29, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.