Saint Maries in Benewah County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Was the Army officer who in 1859-1862 surveyed and built the Mullan Road from Walla Walla, Washington to Fort Benton, Montana.
The road was to connect the Missouri and the Columbia, and Congress approved in 1855. Indian troubles and lack of funds delayed the job, but the road was completed in 1862. The first route in 1859 had passed about 6 miles west of here, but floods had forced a change, and the final road passed north of Coeur d’Alene lake. Modern Interstate 90 follows Mullan’s final route.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 286.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
Location. 47° 19.097′ N, 116° 35.228′ W. Marker is in Saint Maries, Idaho, in Benewah County. Marker is on State Highway 5 0.1 miles west of North 23rd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Maries ID 83861, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mullan Trail Road (a few steps from this marker); Splash Dam at Hobo Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Willamette Steam Donkey Engine (within shouting distance of this marker); The 1910 Fire (approx. one mile away); Hughes House Historical Museum (approx. one mile away); St. Maries - Steaming with History (approx. one mile away); Timber Made This Town (approx. one mile away); The St. Marie's "Occupation" of 1918 (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Maries.
More about this marker. Large wooden marker in good condition
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 86 times this year. Last updated on November 13, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 3, 4. submitted on November 13, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.