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Near Malta in Cassia County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Hudspeth's Cutoff

 
 
Hudspeth's Cutoff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
1. Hudspeth's Cutoff Marker
Inscription. This shortcut to the California goldfields, followed by most of the 49'ers, came out of the hills to the east and joined the old California trail just about here.

Opened by "Messrs. Hudspeth & Myers, of the Jackson County, Missouri, Company," who reached here on July 24, 1849, this new route was mistakenly thought to save nearly a hundred miles over the old way along Snake River to the north. From here, the 49'ers struck southwest for California and golden riches.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 169.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Trail, and the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 17.404′ N, 113° 24.96′ W. Marker is near Malta, Idaho, in Cassia County. Marker is on State Highway 77 at milepost 3, 0.6 miles east of 1700 S. Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Malta ID 83342, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Where Trails Meet - Raft River Valley Trails (approx. 0.6 miles away); California Trail - Cassia Creek (approx. one mile away); Mc Clendon Springs (approx.
Hudspeth's Cutoff Marker Along State Highway 77 image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 2, 2009
2. Hudspeth's Cutoff Marker Along State Highway 77
3.2 miles away); California Trail - Leaving Cassia Creek (approx. 7.8 miles away); Idahome (approx. 8.6 miles away); California Trail - Raft River Valley (approx. 9.6 miles away); California Trail - Summit Creek (approx. 11.7 miles away); California Trail (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Malta.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,335 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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