Soda Springs in Caribou County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Law & Order On The Frontier
Thieves, murderers, problems with Indians, and starvation often plagued emigrants and overland carriers through the early 1860s. Numerous outcries and scathing newspaper articles from western settlements led the federal government to establish a series of military camps and fortifications that would aid and protect the hundreds of thousands of emigrants and keep the mail service on its daily course between the east and west coasts.
Already a popular emigrant camp, the military chose to establish one of these fortifications on the bluff above the north bank of the Bear River. Colonel Patrick E. Connor, accompanied by 300 soldiers arrived in May of 1863. Two and a
Erected by Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Location. 42° 39.207′ N, 111° 36.886′ W. Marker is in Soda Springs, Idaho, in Caribou County. Marker is on South 3rd Street West near West 3rd Street South, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 290 South 3rd Street West, Soda Springs ID 83276, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A New Beginning... (here, next to this marker); Clash Of Cultures (here, next to this marker); First In Soda Springs (a few steps from this marker); Father De Smet Monument (approx. half a mile away); Not A Walk In The Park... (approx. half a mile away); Wagon Box Grave of 1861 (approx. half a mile away); Ground Observation Corps Soda Springs Post (approx. half a mile away); Ground Observer Corps National Planning (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soda Springs.
More about this marker. The markers are in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church parking lot.
Also see . . . Camp Connor - Wikipedia. Camp Connor was a Union Army outpost established May 23, 1863 by Captain David Black, 3rd Regiment California Volunteer Infantry, by order of Brigadier General Patrick Edward Connor commander of the District of Utah, Department of the Pacific for whom the post was named. (Submitted on August 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.