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

Replica Wagon

 
 
Replica Wagon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
1. Replica Wagon Marker
Inscription.   That this journey...is perilous, the deaths of many testify...as I passed the fresh made graves, I have glanced at the side boards of the wagon, not knowing how soon it might serve as a coffin for some one of us. Lodisa Frizzell, 1852

The wagon in front of you is a carefully researched replica of a typical covered wagon like those used by California Trail emigrants. Covered wagons were relatively small; they had to be lightweight. Western emigrants did not use the large "Conestoga" wagons often depicted in movies.
Imagine living out of it with your family for a weary, dusty six months as you crossed half a continent.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the California Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 42° 5.5′ N, 113° 37.938′ W. Marker is in Almo, Idaho, in Cassia County. Marker is on Elba-Almo Road near 3000 South, on the left
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when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3035 Elba-Almo Road, Almo ID 83312, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camped... (here, next to this marker); Horrible Indian Massacre (approx. 0.3 miles away); California Trail - Nearing City of Rocks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Distant Views (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fading Away (approx. 3.2 miles away); California Trail -- Silent City of Rocks (approx. 3˝ miles away); A Pleasant Place (approx. 3˝ miles away); Pinnacle Pass (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Almo.
 
More about this marker. The replica wagon is located at the City of Rocks National Reserve Visitor Center.
 
Replica Wagon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
2. Replica Wagon Marker
Covered wagons on the Oregon Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown
3. Covered wagons on the Oregon Trail
Everything including the kitchen sink. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown
4. Everything including the kitchen sink.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 28, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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