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

California Trail -- Silent City of Rocks

 
 
California Trail -- Silent City of Rocks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
1. California Trail -- Silent City of Rocks Marker
Inscription.  "The gray granit rocks stand in pyramid monument & dome forms., here & there towering aloft. The road winds along between them. Emigrants names are written ... on these curious structures" -- Augustus Ripley Burbank, Aug 4, 1849
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Trails West Inc. P.O. Box 12045, Reno NV 89510

 
Erected 2000 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number C-8.)
 
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 4, 1849.
 
Location. 42° 4.418′ N, 113° 41.71′ W. Marker is near Almo, Idaho, in Cassia County. Marker is on City of Rocks Road (Road 3075 S) near Twin Sisters Road (Road 3400 S), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Almo ID 83312, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Pleasant Place (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fading Away (approx. ¼ mile
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away); Distant Views (approx. ¼ mile away); Pinnacle Pass (approx. 0.9 miles away); California Trail -- Pinnacle Pass (approx. 1.8 miles away); California Trail - Nearing City of Rocks (approx. 3.3 miles away); Twin Sisters (approx. 3.4 miles away); Passing Through (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Almo.
 
California Trail -- Silent City of Rocks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
2. California Trail -- Silent City of Rocks Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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