Saint Maries in Benewah County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Was the Army officer who in 1859-1862 surveyed and built the Mullan Road from Walla Walla, Washington to Fort Benton, Montana.
The road was to connect the Missouri and the Columbia, and Congress approved in 1855. Indian troubles and lack of funds delayed the job, but the road was completed in 1862. The first route in 1859 had passed about 6 miles west of here, but floods had forced a change, and the final road passed north of Coeur díAlene lake. Modern Interstate 90 follows Mullanís final route.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 286.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 47° 19.097′ N, 116° 35.228′ W. Marker is in Saint Maries, Idaho, in Benewah County. Marker is on State Highway 5 0.1 miles west of North 23rd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in Mullan Trail Park, adjacent to the Mullan Trail Park Historical Monument, a large, tall, white obelisk. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Maries ID 83861, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mullan Trail Road (a few steps from this marker); Splash Dam at Hobo Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Willamette Steam Donkey Engine (within shouting distance of this marker).
More about this marker. Large wooden marker in good condition
Categories. • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.