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Downey in Bannock County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Captain Jefferson Hunt, Soldier, Pioneer, Churchman

Born January 20, 1804 in Kentucky - Died May 11, 1879 in Idaho

 
 
Captain Jefferson Hunt Marker image. Click for full size.
By G Cascio, August 12, 2011
1. Captain Jefferson Hunt Marker
Inscription. Charles Jefferson Hunt served in the Mormon Battalion as Captain of Company “A” and as assistant executive officer. In it’s historic march from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego, California, 1846 - 47. His service won the commendation of all who served with him. Under appointment by President Brigham Young in 1851, Captain Hunt was guide for the pioneers to San Bernadino, California. His pioneering service included also Provo, Parowan, and Huntsville. (Which bears his name) in Utah and Oxford, Idaho. A convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints He was loyal, obedient and faithful to the end.
 
Erected 1950 by Descendants of Captain Hunt and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 119.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mormon Battalion, and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association marker series.
 
Location. 42° 21.267′ N, 112° 2.933′ W. Marker is in Downey, Idaho, in Bannock County. Marker is on State Highway 91, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Downey ID 83234, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red Rock Pass (within shouting distance
Captain Jefferson Hunt Marker image. Click for full size.
By G Cascio, August 12, 2011
2. Captain Jefferson Hunt Marker
of this marker); Bidwell/Bartleson Trail - Small Brook (approx. 12.6 miles away); The Shoshone (approx. 15.7 miles away); The Earth Will Remember (approx. 15.7 miles away); A Battle Becomes a Massacre (approx. 15.7 miles away); Attack at Bia Ogoi (approx. 15.7 miles away); California Volunteers March to the Bear River (approx. 15.7 miles away); Change and Conflict (approx. 15.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Biography and Photos of Captain Jefferson Hunt and Family. (Submitted on October 31, 2011.)
 
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Stairway Leading to the Monument image. Click for full size.
By G Cascio, August 12, 2011
3. Stairway Leading to the Monument
The marker can be seen in the background to the left of the steps.
Captain Jefferson Hunt Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By G Cascio, August 12, 2011
4. Captain Jefferson Hunt Family Cemetery
Located behind the hill containing the monument is an old pioneer cemetery of the Hunt Family.
Captain Jefferson Hunt Monument image. Click for full size.
By G Cascio, August 12, 2011
5. Captain Jefferson Hunt Monument
Looking north on the hill to the monument and towards Downey. This hill is located by the Red Rock Pass.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2011, by Gwen Cascio of Logan, Utah. This page has been viewed 884 times since then and 125 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 30, 2011, by Gwen Cascio of Logan, Utah. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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