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Near Bancroft in Caribou County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Oregon Trail Campsite

 
 
Oregon Trail Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 13, 2018
1. Oregon Trail Campsite Marker
Inscription.  After the arrival of the first settlers of Chesterfield in 1875, covered wagon trains continued to use the Old Oregon Traill of 1846 which passed this point. Tired discouraged and ill, travelers arrived here from early spring to late autumn. Local pioneers fed the hungry, nursed the sick, replenished their supplies and exchanged fresh horses for weak or lame ones.
 
Erected 1966 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Camp Alice Aston & Camp Louie Call, Caribou County. (Marker Number 324.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and the Oregon Trail series lists.
 
Location. 42° 51.863′ N, 111° 54.246′ W. Marker is near Bancroft, Idaho, in Caribou County. Marker is on Chesterfield Road near 24 Mile Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bancroft ID 83217, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Meeting House
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(a few steps from this marker); Settlement Along the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Chesterfield (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bancroft's First School (approx. 10.1 miles away); Ivins Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. All there roads in Chesterfield are identified as Chesterfield Road. The maker is located in front of the church meeting hall.
 
Oregon Trail Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 13, 2018
2. Oregon Trail Campsite Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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