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Starbuck in Columbia County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

M - R Military Road

 
 
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By Martin Schrattenholzer, September 7, 2014
1. M - R Military Road Marker
Inscription.

M - R
Military
Wagon Road
Located by
Capt. John Mullan
1858-1862
Pyramid erected by
Mullan Road Ass'n
Tablet Furnished by
Washington State
Historical Society
1926

 
Erected 1926 by Mullan Road Association.
 
Location. 46° 35.746′ N, 118° 13.155′ W. Marker is in Starbuck, Washington, in Columbia County. Marker can be reached from Washington State Highway 261 (U.S. 261). Touch for map. Marker is just east of the bathrooms at Lyons Ferry Park, next to the Drewyers River Lewis & Clark historical marker. Marker is in this post office area: Starbuck WA 99359, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overwhelming Proof for an "Outrageous" Theory (approx. 4.7 miles away); Setting the Stage (approx. 4.7 miles away); Stealing a Stream (approx. 4.7 miles away); Explore Massive Floodscapes! (approx. 4.7 miles away); In the Path of Cataclysmic Floods (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mullan Road (Wikipedia). Mullan Road was the first wagon road to cross the Rocky Mountains to the Inland of the Pacific Northwest. It was built by U.S. Army troops under the command of Lt. John Mullan, between the spring of 1859 and summer 1860. It led from Fort Benton, which at the time was in the Dakota Territory, then Idaho Territory from July 1863, and Montana Territory beginning in May 1864, and the navigational head of the Missouri River (and once farthest inland port in the world). The road connected to Fort Walla Walla, Washington Territory, near the Columbia River. The road previewed the route approximately followed of modern-day Interstate 15 and Interstate 90 through present-day Montana, Idaho, and Washington....The portion of Mullan Road south of SR 26 in Washington, which follows the course of the Palouse River as it descends to the Snake River, has been reverted to grazing and is not accessible to the public. After crossing the Snake River near the confluence with the Palouse River, the Mullan Road continues south along the Fort Walla Walla Fort Colville Military Road to its terminus at Fort Walla Walla near Walla Walla. (Submitted on January 29, 2018.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2018, by Martin Schrattenholzer of Renton, Washington. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 28, 2018, by Martin Schrattenholzer of Renton, Washington. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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