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Almo, Idaho Historical Markers

 
A Pleasant Place Marker, detail image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
A Pleasant Place Marker, detail
Idaho (Cassia County), Almo — A Pleasant Place
Surrounded by high Rocky and very ragged looking mountains -- this valley we take the liberty to call Pleasant Valley, as it is a very good and pleasant for camping. -- Leander V. Loomis, circa 1850, describing the Circle Creek Basin. . . . — Map (db m123961) HM
Idaho (Cassia County), Almo — C-7 — California Trail - Nearing City of Rocks
"We enter a gorge of the hills which in a short time brings us to a large ampitheatre surrounded with rock of every kind of fanciful character." -- Joseph Middleton Aug 26, 1849 Guidebook Available Trails West Inc. P.O. Box 12045, Reno . . . — Map (db m123955) HM
Idaho (Cassia County), Almo — C-9 — California Trail -- Pinnacle Pass
"A ride ... brought us to the outlet of this romantic vale, a very narrow pass - just wide enough for a wagon, and on either side very high, jagged and thin walls of granite ... called the 'Pinnacle Pass'" - J.G. Bruff, Aug 29, 1849 . . . — Map (db m123990) HM
Idaho (Cassia County), Almo — C-8 — California Trail -- Silent City of Rocks
"The gray granit rocks stand in pyramid monument & dome forms., here & there towering aloft. The road winds along between them. Emigrants names are written ... on these curious structures" -- Augustus Ripley Burbank, Aug 4, 1849 Guidebook . . . — Map (db m123987) HM
Idaho (Cassia County), Almo — C-10 — California Trail - Trail Junction
. . . — Map (db m124002) HM
Idaho (Cassia County), Almo — Camped...
...with a wide plain at our left and high mountains at our right and being within sight of the...Salt Lake Route which road intersects our trail seven miles further on. - Emigrant journal entry (Lewis), circa 1850, describing their camp . . . — Map (db m123953) HM
Idaho (Cassia County), Almo — Distant Views
This vast scene holds many intriguing stories. If the land could speak, it would tell of pioneers and wagons crossing the wide Ralf River Valley from Strevell Pass to Emigrant Canyon bound for California in 1843-1882. The land would speak of stage . . . — Map (db m123956) HM
Idaho (Cassia County), Almo — Fading Away
There are thousands of names here I registered on a large Rock. -- Richard Augustus Keen at City of Rocks, June 22, 1852 Throughout the West emigrants recorded their passing by writing their names -- often with axle grease -- at unique . . . — Map (db m123960) HM
Idaho (Cassia County), Almo — Horrible Indian MassacreAlmo Idaho
Dedicated to the Memory Of those who lost their lives in a most Horrible Indian Massacre 1861 Three hundred immigrants west bound Only five escaped — Map (db m119536) HM
Idaho (Cassia County), Almo — Passing Through
At City of Rocks we were met with all kinds of Christmas greeting ... we sat down to a Christmas dinner that only youth and vigor could do justice to.... Jim has erected a Christmas tree, and decorated it with cranberries and pop corn, and on it . . . — Map (db m124001) HM
Idaho (Cassia County), Almo — Pinnacle Pass
After dinner a ride of 2 miles brought us to the outlet of this romantic vale, a very narrow pass, just wide enough for a wagon, and on either side very high, jagged. and thin walls of granite.... This is called the "Pinnacle Pass." -- J. . . . — Map (db m123988) HM
Idaho (Cassia County), Almo — Replica Wagon
That this journey...is perilous, the deaths of many testify...as I passed the fresh made graves, I have glanced at the side boards of the wagon, not knowing how soon it might serve as a coffin for some one of us. Lodisa Frizzell, 1852 . . . — Map (db m123952) HM
Idaho (Cassia County), Almo — Twin Sisters
They rise in a cone-like form from the bottom of the valley to a height of from 400 to 600 feet they are round and quite regular in form, tapering gradually to a point. -- Emigrant journal entry (Sawyer) describing the Twin Sisters, circa . . . — Map (db m123994) HM

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