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Near Holbrook in Oneida County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Twin Springs

 
 
Twin Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
1. Twin Springs Marker
Inscription. This was a major campground in the days of the California Gold Rush after Hudspeth's Cutoff brought the trail by here in 1849

Except in wet seasons, there was no water for 22 miles to the east. Parties often had to travel late into the night across that rough country to reach these two great springs and avoid the hardships of a dry camp. From here they had two more tough ranges to cross before reaching the new perils of the Humboldt and high Sierra. You can still see their trail winding up the hill to the west.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 282.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Trail, and the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 42° 15.78′ N, 112° 45.75′ W. Marker is near Holbrook, Idaho, in Oneida County. Marker is at the intersection of Rockland Highway and County Road 002, on the right when traveling south on Rockland Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Holbrook ID 83243, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 15 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Twin Springs Historic Site (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Twin Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
2. Twin Springs Marker
Lake Bonneville (approx. 15 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The location of this marker is described as: "On county road six miles south of state highway (37)." -- Idaho Highway Historical Marker Guide.
 
Also see . . .  California National Historic Trail. (Submitted on October 2, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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