Near Preston in Franklin County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Bidwell/Bartleson Trail - Small Brook
"Left the river on account of the hills which obstructed our way on it, ... Road uncommonly broken, did not reach the river, distance about 4 miles" -- John Bidwell, Saturday, August 14, 1841
"We traveled about 15 miles today over hills and mountains and encamped on a small brook about 4 mile from the river." -- James John, August 14, 1841
Erected 2002 by Utah Westerners Foundation & Oregon California Trails Association, Utah Crossroads Chapter. (Marker Number BB ID-4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Trail, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
Location. 42° 11.859′ N, 111° 55.342′ W. Marker is near Preston, Idaho, in Franklin County. Marker is on U.S. 91 near West 5000 North, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6002 U.S. 91, Preston ID 83263, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Shoshone (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Earth Will Remember (approx. 3.2 miles away); A Battle Becomes a Massacre (approx. 3.2 miles away); Shoshone Bear River Winter Home Attack at Bia Ogoi (approx. 3.2 miles away); Change and Conflict (approx. 3.2 miles away); California Volunteers March to the Bear River (approx. 3.2 miles away); Utah & Northern Railway (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Preston.
Also see . . . The Bidwell-Bartleson Party 1841 -- ScienceViews. The Bidwell-Bartleson party of 1841 even after 156 years still has not has not received the full acknowledgement for their accomplishments. They proved that overland travel to California was feasible and possible even with wagons. With an experience and knowledgeable guide they would have established the wagon road to California that could have been used by the thousands of future emigrants. (Submitted on July 19, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.