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Near Delco in Cassia County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

California Trail - Parting of the Ways

 
 
California Trail - Parting of the Ways Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
1. California Trail - Parting of the Ways Marker
Inscription.  
"The Oregon road take up the bluff and follows the course of the (Snake) river while we keep to the left and follow the creek (Raft River) nearly to its source. ... crossing the creek we followed up the bottom" -- Byron McKinstry, Aug 1, 1850
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Trails West Inc. P.O. Box 12045, Reno NV 89510

 
Erected 1999 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number C-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Trail, and the Trails West Inc. series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is August 1, 1850.
 
Location. 42° 34.387′ N, 113° 12.894′ W. Marker is near Delco, Idaho, in Cassia County. Marker is on Yale Road (County Road 2880 E) near Laynes Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Declo ID 83323, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Parting of the Ways (approx. 0.4 miles away); Emigrant Trails
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(approx. 4.7 miles away); Coldwater Hill Rest Area Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 4.7 miles away); California Trail - Raft River Recrossing (approx. 4.9 miles away); Register Rock (approx. 11˝ miles away); California Trail - Raft River Valley (approx. 12˝ miles away); Idahome (approx. 14˝ miles away).
 
More about this marker. I recommend the use of Trails West Inc's A Guide to the California Trail: To the Humboldt River when following this portion of the California Trail.
 
California Trail - Parting of the Ways Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
2. California Trail - Parting of the Ways Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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