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Near Collingston in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hampton's Bear River Crossing

 
 
Hampton's Bear River Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
1. Hampton's Bear River Crossing Marker
Inscription.  Ford was used by Indians, Fur Tappers and Mountain Men. About 1853 Ben Hampton and Wm. Godbe operated a ferry for emigrant traffic. The site became a "home station" successively for stages of Oliver & Conniver, Ben Holladay, and Wells-Fargo. About 1866 Hampton, Godbe, Alvin Nichols, Sr., Mark Bigler and others erected the toll bridge. stage barns, and rock hotel. The bridge was acquired by Box Elder County in 1883. In 1906 the rails reached Malad and traffic through here declined. The station remains one of the best preserved of all the stage stops in the Old West.
 
Erected 1957 by National Society Sons of Utah Pioneers Golden Spike & Box Elder Chapters.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
 
Location. 41° 47.202′ N, 112° 6.336′ W. Marker is near Collingston, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker is on Bigger Road near West 15200 North. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 3605 Bigler Road, Collinston UT 84306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hensley/Salt Lake Cutoff - Hampton Ford (within shouting distance of this marker); Hansen Cooperative Dairy (approx. 3˝ miles away); Restoration of the James G. Willie Home (approx. 8.4 miles away); In Honor of James Bridger (approx. 10˝ miles away); Call's Fort (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the end of Bigler Road near the Old Barn Community Theatre.
 
Also see . . .  Hampton's Ford Stage Stop and Barn - Wikipedia. Hampton's Ford Stage Stop was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 12, 1971 (Submitted on July 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Hampton's Bear River Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
2. Hampton's Bear River Crossing Marker
Hampton's Bear River Crossing image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
3. Hampton's Bear River Crossing
Bear River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
4. Bear River
The old Stage Barn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
5. The old Stage Barn
Residence of Ben Hampton, Bear River stage station, Utah Territory (Wyoming) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By C.A.Savage
6. Residence of Ben Hampton, Bear River stage station, Utah Territory (Wyoming)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 622 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Jun. 20, 2024