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Soda Springs in Caribou County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Wagon Box Grave of 1861

First Grave in Cemetery

 
 
Wagon Box Grave of 1861 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
1. Wagon Box Grave of 1861 Marker
Inscription.  This monument marks the grave of an immigrant family, father, mother , and five children, massacred on Little Spring Creek one half mile south of this spot, buried in their own wagon box by trappers and immigrants led by George W. Goodheart.
 
Erected by Bott Bros. Mon't. Co, Logan Utah.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 39.396′ N, 111° 36.384′ W. Marker is in Soda Springs, Idaho, in Caribou County. Marker can be reached from South 1st Street West near West Center Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 165 South 1st Street West, Soda Springs ID 83276, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Niels Anderson ---- Mary Christoffersen Anderson (a few steps from this marker); Not A Walk In The Park... (within shouting distance of this marker); Ground Observation Corps Soda Springs Post (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ground Observer Corps National Planning
Wagon Box Grave of 1861 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
2. Wagon Box Grave of 1861 Marker
(about 300 feet away); "It Roars Like a Mad Dragon" (about 400 feet away); Ground Observer Corps National Campaign (about 400 feet away); Father De Smet Monument (about 400 feet away); The Springs of Soda Springs (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soda Springs.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Fairview Cemetery.
 
Also see . . .  Wagon Box Grave - Find A Grave. In the summer of 1861 a family of seven on their way to Oregon was camped in the vicinity of Soda Creek and the Bear River. Their horses had strayed and the family fell behind the main part of the wagon train to search for them. Sometime during the night they were killed by Indians. (Submitted on July 28, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 128 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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