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Soda Springs in Caribou County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Camp Connor

 
 
Camp Connor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
1. Camp Connor Marker
Inscription. Col. P.E. Connor set up the old town of Soda Springs, now mostly flooded, and an adjacent army post near here May 20, 1863.
The gold rush to Idaho had greatly increased traffic on the Oregon Trail, and the post was needed to protect travelers from the Indians. Along with his troops, Connor brought 160 settlers from Utah, and the town they founded became the Oneida county seat from 1864-66. It soon declined, but in 1870 Brigham Young visited here and established the present townsite just east of the earlier location.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 218.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 39.48′ N, 111° 37.564′ W. Marker is in Soda Springs, Idaho, in Caribou County. Marker is on U.S. 30 near South 3rd Street West, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2607 U.S. Scenic 30, Soda Springs ID 83276, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soda Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); First In Soda Springs (approx. 0.7 miles away); Clash Of Cultures
Camp Connor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
2. Camp Connor Marker
This marker is second from the right.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Law & Order On The Frontier (approx. 0.7 miles away); A New Beginning... (approx. 0.7 miles away); Not A Walk In The Park... (approx. one mile away); Wagon Box Grave of 1861 (approx. one mile away); Father De Smet Monument (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soda Springs.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 127 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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