#238 - Bannock Pass
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 48.837 W 113° 16.318
12T E 320355 N 4964793
Quick Description: History sign at Bannock Pass.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2012 10:41:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMF12B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
Views: 2

Long Description:
This sign is located at Bannock Pass, northeast town of Leadore.
Marker Name: Bannock Pass

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
This traditional Indian route provided access from Montana’s buffalo country to Snake and Salmon River fishing streams. Hudson’s Bay Company trapping expeditions came this way after 1822, and prospectors followed searching for mines. Then in 1877, Nez Perce war combatants returned from Montana to Idaho through Bannock Pass on their way from Big Hole battleground to Yellowstone Park and Canada. From 1910 to 1939, railroad trains from Dillon to Salmon steamed through here. Old Gilmore and Pittsburgh railroad tunnels and grades still can be seen from this highway.


County: Lemhi

Group Responsible for Placement: State of Idaho

Marker Number: 238

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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Recent Visits/Logs:
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