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

Bear River Massacre Monument

 

— Pioneer Women —

 
Pioneer Women Bear River Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Vincent Cascio, July 8, 2011
1. Pioneer Women Bear River Massacre Marker
Inscription.  Attacks by the Indians on the peaceful inhabitants in this vicinity led to the final battle here January 29, 1863. The conflict occurred in deep snow and bitter cold. Scores of wounded and frozen soldiers were taken from the battlefield to the Latter-day Saint community of Franklin. Here pioneer women trained through trials and necessity of frontier living, accepted the responsibility of caring for the wounded until they could be removed to Camp Douglas, Utah. Two Indian women and three children found alive after the encounter were given homes in Franklin.
 
Erected 1953 by Franklin County Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 186.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 42° 8.447′ N, 111° 54.673′ W. Marker is near Preston, Idaho, in Franklin County. Marker is on Highway 91 (State Highway 91) just south of
Bear River Massacre Monument image. Click for full size.
By Vincent Cascio, July 8, 2011
2. Bear River Massacre Monument
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. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Bear River (here, next to this marker); Bear River Massacre (a few steps from this marker); Utah & Northern Railway (a few steps 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by Vincent Cascio of Logan, Utah. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Vincent Cascio of Logan, Utah. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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