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Downey in Bannock County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Stage Coach Station

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2019
1. Stage Coach Station Marker
Inscription.  In 1874 the Wells-Fargo stage line assigned Wm.A. Tillotson to operate a station in Marsh Valley. where the trail crossed Sage Creek (now Yago Creek). This route skirted the eastern side of the valley and extended from Franklin, Idaho to mining fields in Montana. Mr. Tillotson cared for the horses and had them ready for the next or return "run". His wife, Caroline, supplied the travelers with food and rest. The weary and ill found this station a haven of hospitality. Roaming Indians were common visitors. In 1878 when the narrow gauges railroad joined the Union Pacific at McCammon, the stage coach station closed.
 
Erected 1963 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Hunt Camp, Bannock County, Idaho. (Marker Number 287.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 29.739′ N, 112° 8.967′ W. Marker is in Downey, Idaho, in Bannock County. Marker is on South Olson Road near East Virginia Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map.
Stage Coach Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2019
2. Stage Coach Station Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 18526 South Olson Road, Downey ID 83234, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oneida Station (approx. 4.7 miles away); Pioneer Cabin (approx. 4.8 miles away); McCammon Railroad Center (approx. 10.9 miles away); Red Rock Pass (approx. 11 miles away); Captain Jefferson Hunt, Soldier, Pioneer, Churchman (approx. 11 miles away); Lead Bell Mining Company (approx. 11.1 miles away); Furs and farms, fire and floods... (approx. 11.1 miles away); Lava Hot Springs (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downey.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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