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Near Preston in Franklin County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Bear River Massacre

 
 
Bear River Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Vincent Cascio, July 8, 2011
1. Bear River Massacre Marker
Inscription. Very few Northwestern Shoshoni survived a battle here that turned into a massacre by Col. P.E. Connorís 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.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 216.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, the National Historic Landmarks, and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association marker series.
 
Location. 42° 8.452′ N, 111° 54.672′ W. Marker is near Preston, Idaho, in Franklin County. Marker is on Highway 91 (U.S. 91) just south of Hot Spring Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Preston ID 83263, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Utah & Northern Railway (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Bear River (a few steps from this marker); Bear River Massacre Monument (a few steps

Utah & Northern Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
2. Utah & Northern Railway Marker
The Bear River Massacre marker is on the left, the other marker related to the Utah & Northern Railway. The stone monument is for the Bear River Massacre.
from this marker); A Battle Becomes a Massacre (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Earth Will Remember (approx. 0.8 miles away); Attack at Bia Ogoi (approx. 0.8 miles away); California Volunteers March to the Bear River (approx. 0.8 miles away); Change and Conflict (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Preston.
 
Also see . . .  Bear River Massacre - Utah History to Go. (Submitted on August 8, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Bear River Massacre Monument image. Click for full size.
By Vincent Cascio, July 8, 2011
3. Bear River Massacre Monument
This monument has two Daughters Of the Utah Pioneers markers on it. Those markers are shown on their own pages. See Other Nearby Markers list above to find them.
Bear River Massacre National Historic Monument Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Vincent Cascio, July 8, 2011
4. Bear River Massacre National Historic Monument Plaque
“Bear River Massacre Site has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of The United States Of America. 1990 National Park Service United States Department of the Interior.” This plaque is on the nearby Bear River Massacre Monument shown in Photograph No. 2.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by Vincent Cascio of Logan, Utah. This page has been viewed 1,180 times since then and 166 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Vincent Cascio of Logan, Utah.   2. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Vincent Cascio of Logan, Utah. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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