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

Pioneer Mail Route

 
 
Pioneer Mail Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2019
1. Pioneer Mail Route Marker
Inscription.  This marks the trail of the first communication between Cache Valley and Bear Lake Valley known as the Shoshone Indian Trail in 1864. Mail was carried to Bear Lake on snowshoes, a distance of 25 miles over steep and rugged mountains from Franklin through Cub River Canyon. In 1866 the Deseret Telegraph line was extended from Utah to Franklin in Idaho and in 1871 on to Paris, Idaho, The half-way house where the carriers camped was near this site. The spring supplied them with water.
 
Erected 1940 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Franklin County. (Marker Number 61.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 42° 8.738′ N, 111° 38.532′ W. Marker is near Franklin, Idaho, in Franklin County. Marker is on Cub River Road near Birch Creek Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin ID 83237, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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. Old Delta Sediments (approx. 9.8 miles away); Lorenzo Hill Hatch & John Doney Houses (approx. 12 miles away); Hatch House (approx. 12 miles away); ZCMI Co-op Building (approx. 12 miles away); FCMI Store 1858 (approx. 12 miles away); Franklin Historic District (approx. 12 miles away); Franklin Relic Hall - 1937 (approx. 12.1 miles away); Franklin's Pioneer School House 1860 (approx. 12.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located near to Willow Flat Campround
 
Pioneer Mail Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2019
2. Pioneer Mail Route Marker
Pioneer Mail Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2019
3. Pioneer Mail Route Marker
The spring image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2019
4. The spring
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 30, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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