Bear River Massacre
In 1863, Conner and his force set out from Salt Lake City on a cold January campaign in response to friction between the Indians and white travelers. They found more than 400 Shoshoni settled in a winter camp on Battle Creek. When Connor struck at daybreak on January 29, the Shoshoni suffered a massacre unrivaled in Western history.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 216.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, the National Historic Landmarks, and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association marker series.
Location. 42° 8.452′ N, 111° 54.672′ W. Marker is near Preston, Idaho, in Franklin County. Marker is on Highway 91 (U.S. 91) just south of Hot Spring Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Preston ID 83263, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Utah & Northern Railway (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Bear River (a few steps from this marker); Bear River Massacre Monument (a few steps
Also see . . . Bear River Massacre - Utah History to Go. (Submitted on August 8, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by Vincent Cascio of Logan, Utah. This page has been viewed 1,240 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Vincent Cascio of Logan, Utah. 2. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Vincent Cascio of Logan, Utah. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.