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Spokane Valley in Spokane County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

M-R Military Wagon Road

 
 
M-R Military Wagon Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wyndfire, January 1, 2020
1. M-R Military Wagon Road Marker
Close up of the inscription
Inscription.  
Located by Captain John Mullan A.D. 1858 - A.D. 1862 Crossed the highway here

 
Erected 1922 by Washington State Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 47° 39.414′ N, 117° 17.673′ W. Marker is in Spokane Valley, Washington, in Spokane County. Marker is at the intersection of Sprague Avenue and Vista Road, on the right when traveling east on Sprague Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spokane WA 99212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The History of the Spokane County Interstate Fairgrounds (approx. 2.3 miles away); Spokane Library (approx. 3.7 miles away); James J Hill - "The Empire Builder" (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Not So Little Train That Could...And Did (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bridges in Spokane (approx. 5˝ miles away); How the River Became Home for Sqelix — Spokane Tribe
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(approx. 5˝ miles away); What's in the Water (approx. 5˝ miles away); An Evolving Shoreline (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is located at the edge of a vacant lot, right next to the sidewalk. It is in rough shape, as is the lot around it. Not very many places to pull over to see the marker, because it is on a busy street. It looks like its been largely forgotten about.
 
Also see . . .  Stone Monuments Mark Road Capt. John Mullan Built. Capt. John Mullan was an Army engineer who, between 1858 and 1862, built a wagon road between the fort at Walla Walla and Fort Baker in Montana (Submitted on January 6, 2020, by Jennifer W. of Las Cruces, New Mexico.) 
 
M-R Military Wagon Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wyndfire, January 1, 2020
2. M-R Military Wagon Road Marker
M-R Military Wagon Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wyndfire, January 1, 2020
3. M-R Military Wagon Road Marker
Marker from the side. Also shows the intersection that it is at.
M-R Military Wagon Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wyndfire, January 1, 2020
4. M-R Military Wagon Road Marker
Some of the area around marker. Marker itself is shown from the back.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2020, by Jennifer W. of Las Cruces, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 5, 2020, by Jennifer W. of Las Cruces, New Mexico. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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