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

Pioneer Cabin

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2019
1. Pioneer Cabin Marker
Inscription.  This cabin, one of the first built on the Nine Mile Creek in Marsh Valley, was erected by William Jackson and Cyrus Coffin before 1866. Later it was purchased by Abigail Coffin who with her sons, Nathan, Cyrus, and William were among the first settlers. Others followed, they took up land and built homes, using the cabin for the first school and store. A branch of the L.D.S. Church was created and in 1891 Cambridge Ward, about 2 1/2 miles north of Downey was organized with William A. Coffin, Bishop.
 
Erected 1961 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Hunt Camp, Bannock County, Idaho. (Marker Number 269.)
 
Location. 42° 25.733′ N, 112° 7.593′ W. Marker is in Downey, Idaho, in Bannock County. Marker is on East Center Street near 1st West Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Downey ID 83234, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stage Coach Station (approx. 4.8 miles away); Red Rock Pass (approx. 6 miles away); Captain Jefferson Hunt, Soldier, Pioneer, Churchman
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2019
2. Pioneer Cabin and Marker
(approx. 6 miles away); Oneida Station (approx. 9 miles away); Settlement of Oxford (approx. 12.9 miles away); Lead Bell Mining Company (approx. 14.4 miles away); Furs and farms, fire and floods... (approx. 14.4 miles away); Lava Hot Springs (approx. 14 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downey.
 
More about this marker. The cabin is located in Downey's City Park.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2019
3. Pioneer Cabin
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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