Idaho's Bicentennial Wagon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 42° 56.483 W 115° 19.311
11T E 636914 N 4755671
Quick Description: This Historical Marker is located at the western end of Three Island Crossing State Park overlooking the historic crossing of the Snake River.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 12/14/2013 10:32:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMJPV3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
Views: 3

Long Description:
Idaho's Bicentennial Wagon

In 1975, this wagon joined 49 other state wagons from across the country in a pilgrimage to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to celebrate America's Bicentennial.

Prior to leaving for Valley Forge, the wagon visited schools, communities and parks throughout Idaho.

The wagon followed the Oregon Trail in reverse, with other Pacific Northwest wagons, wintering at Fort Laramie, Wyoming and arriving near Independence, Missouri in May of 1976. The pilgrimage then headed to its final destination, arriving July 4, 1976.

After camping at Valley Forge for two months, the wagon was returned to Idaho to be cared for by the Department of Parks and Recreation, the original sponsor of the Idaho Bicentennial Wagon.

Marker Name: Idaho's Bicentennial Wagon

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
See Long Description


County: Elmore

City: Glenn's Ferry

Marker Number: None

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Group Responsible for Placement: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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