Near Soda Springs in Caribou County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
"We commenced the Fort which was a stockade 80 ft square built of Cotton wood trees set on end sunk 2 1/2 feet in the ground and standing about 15 feet above with two bastions 8 ft square at the opposite angles. On the 4th of August the Fort was completed. And on the 5th the 'Stars and Stripes" were unfurled to the breeze at Sunrise in the center of a savage and uncivilized country over an American Trading Post." -- Osborne Russell, July 18, 1834
"Paid a visit to Capt. Grant. Fort Hall is a small and rather ill constructed Fort, built of 'Dobie.'... The Fort is near the entrance of Portneuf into the Snake River. The river bottoms are wide and have some fertile lands, but much
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
Location. 42° 38.861′ N, 111° 42.111′ W. Marker is near Soda Springs, Idaho, in Caribou County. Marker is on Soda Point Power Plant Road near Reservoir Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1599 Soda Point Power Plant Road, Soda Springs ID 83276, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sheep Rock Geology (here, next to this marker); Trails, Rails and Highways (here, next to this marker); Idaho's Emigrant Trails (here, next to this marker); Hudspeth Cutoff (here, next to this marker); The Value Of A Shortcut (a few steps from this marker); Guiding Landmark... (a few steps from this marker); Horatio's Journey (a few steps from this marker); William Henry Harrison (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soda Springs.
More about this marker. There are five markers inside this kiosk located
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.