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Hyrum in Cache County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Great Fur Cache

 
 
The Great Fur Cache Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2016
1. The Great Fur Cache Marker
Inscription.  To commemorate an important episode in the early history of the west and to honor the scouts and explorers of earlier days, this monument was erected.

In this vicinity in the winter of 1825-26 a cache containing 75 bales of furs, mostly beaver, with a value estimated at $150,000 was made by James Bridger, Jedediah Strong Smith, William L. Sublette and others, who had come west with General W.H. Ashley. Later most of the furs were taken by pack train and water to the fur markets at St. Louis.
 
Erected 1936 by Boy Scouts and Explorer Scouts, Cache Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 55.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
 
Location. 41° 38.033′ N, 111° 51.359′ W. Marker is in Hyrum, Utah, in Cache County. Marker is on West
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Main Street (Utah Route 101) west of South Center Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located near the sidewalk in Hyrum City Square park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 83 West Main Street, Hyrum UT 84319, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hyrum Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Elite Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Church Farm (approx. 2.9 miles away); Millville (approx. 3˝ miles away); The Old Rock Church (approx. 5˝ miles away); The Providence Players (approx. 5˝ miles away); Providence Pioneers (approx. 5˝ miles away); Cache County Relic Hall (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hyrum.
 
Also see . . .  James Bridger. When trapper William Henry Ashley posted a notice seeking "enterprising young men" to join his expedition to the West in 1822, Bridger was quick to sign on. Ashley's expedition would become legendary, for it launched the careers of several renowned mountain men, including William Sublette and Jim Bridger. In 1830 Bridger, Fitzpatrick, Milton Sublette, and several other mountain men founded a fur trading company of their own, known as the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. (Submitted on May 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
The Great Fur Cache Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2016
2. The Great Fur Cache Marker
(bas-relief pictorial tablet mounted above marker)
The Great Fur Cache Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2016
3. The Great Fur Cache Marker
(Hyrum City Square Park in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 10, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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