Bear River Massacre
In 1863, Conner and his force set out from Salt Lake City on a cold January campaign in response to friction between the Indians and white travelers. They found more than 400 Shoshoni settled in a winter camp on Battle Creek. When Connor struck at daybreak on January 29, the Shoshoni suffered a massacre unrivaled in Western history.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 216.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists.
Location. 42° 8.452′ N, 111° 54.672′ W. Marker is near Preston, Idaho, in Franklin County. Marker is on U.S. 91 just south of Hot Spring Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Preston ID 83263, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Also see . . . Bear River Massacre. Utah History to Go entry (Submitted on August 8, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by Vincent Cascio of Logan, Utah. This page has been viewed 1,559 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on January 29, 2021, by Pete Skillman of Port Deposit, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Vincent Cascio of Logan, Utah. 2. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Vincent Cascio of Logan, Utah. 5. submitted on October 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.