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Plano in Madison County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Pioneers of Plano

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2019
1. Pioneers of Plano Marker
Inscription.  In the spring of 1883, a group of men led by Richard Hemsley and James Steel left Salt Lake City, by train, in search of a new place to live. They rode to the end of the railroad line, Market Lake, now Roberts, Idaho. Here they obtained horses and rode east across the desert to the Snake River. They followed the river north and found a land of sand and sagebrush with fertile soil and ample water and decided to locate there.
All returned to Salt Lake City and prepared to move. This time they traveled in wagons with their families and household goods. Driving their cattle along, they reached their destination just before dark on October 3, 1883. In April, 1884, Robert Fisher arrived, built a house of logs, and sent for his wife. Thus began a steady stream of settlers.
Later, when a townsite was formed and a post office established in this area, it was given the name of Plano. This was suggested by a school teacher who said that the Spanish word meant "a level place.
 
Erected 1995 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Silver Sage Camp. (Marker Number 486.)
 
Marker series.
Pioneers of Plano Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2019
2. Pioneers of Plano Marker
This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 43° 54.746′ N, 111° 52.623′ W. Marker is in Plano, Idaho, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of North 5000 West and West 6000 North on North 5000 West. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5982 North 5000 West, Rexburg ID 83440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Henry (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Henry (approx. 5 miles away); Jenny Leigh Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Settlement of Salem, Idaho (approx. 5.6 miles away); North Fork Ferry (approx. 6.2 miles away); Beaver Dick (approx. 6.2 miles away); Sub-Irrigation on Egin Bench (approx. 6.7 miles away); Thomas C. Neibaur Monument (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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