Oakley in Cassia County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
City of Rocks
A gold rush visitor, July 14, 1849, reported that "you can imagine among these massive piles, church domes, spires, pyramids...with a little fancying you can see anything from the Capitol at Washington to a lowly thatched cottage." Emigrants who never had seen anything like that before were impressed by so many "rocks of the most singular shapes." City of Rocks is a National Historic Landmark as well as a National Natural Landmark.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 344.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural Features • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Trail, the Idaho State Historical Society, the National Historic Landmarks, and the National Natural Landmarks series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 14, 1904.
Location. 42° 16.478′ N, 113° 52.928′ W. Marker is in Oakley, Idaho, in Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oakley ID 83346, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakley Tabernacle (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cassia County Jail (approx. 2.2 miles away); A Pleasant Place (approx. 16.9 miles away); California Trail -- Silent City of Rocks (approx. 16.9 miles away); Distant Views (approx. 17 miles away); Fading Away (approx. 17 miles away).
Regarding City of Rocks. Markings from emigrants on the California Trail can still be seen on the rocks in the City of Rocks National Reserve.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,108 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.