128 - Fort Lemhi
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member chuktA
N 44° 58.992 W 113° 39.043
12T E 291021 N 4984501
Quick Description: A road sign describing the first Mormon colony in the Lemhi valley.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 10/5/2011 4:43:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMCR0Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
Views: 9

Long Description:
A road sign describing the first Mormon colony in the Lemhi valley.
Marker Name: Fort Lemhi

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
In 1855 a group of Mormon missionaries came north from Utah to found a remote colony just below the bench east of here. A religious settlement rather than a military fort, Salmon River Mission grew to more than 100 settlers before Indian trouble forced them to abandon the valley in 1858. By that time the missionaries had baptised 100 Indians and had begun irrigated farming in spite of ruinous summer frosts and plagues of grasshoppers. Some of the old mission ditches still are used, and part of an old adobe mission wall still stands at Fort Lemhi.


County: Lemhi

Marker Number: 128

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Group Responsible for Placement: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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