Steptoe's Military Camp, Godbe's Smelter
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
N 40° 25.425 W 112° 22.909
12T E 382779 N 4475707
Quick Description: A detachment of the U.S. Army, the first to enter the Rocky Mountain Region, from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, under command of Col. E.J. Steptoe, reached this point September 2, 1854....
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 8/23/2007 12:00:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM229F
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member hobbycachegirl
Views: 26

Long Description:
(Visit Link) (At spring 700 feet S.W.) A detachment of the U.S. Army, the first to enter the Rocky Mountain Region, consisting of two companies of artillery, 85 dragoons, 130 teamsters, herders and hostlers from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, under command of Col. E.J. Steptoe, reached this point September 2, 1854. They erected quarters, stables and corrals, cut 200 cords of wood and stored 200 tons of hay for their 450 mules and 300 horses. The camp was located on the east shore of Lake Shambip (Rush Lake). The detachment left for Benecia, California, in early April, 1855. An Overland Stage Station was located here from 1868 to the early 1870's. Wm. S. Godbe's Chicago Ore smelter was erected here in 1871 and operated until about 1880. The town was known as Slagtown. The present line of the Union Pacific Railroad reached here in 1902.
Marker Name: Steptoe's Military Camp, Godbe's Smelter

Marker Type: Roadside

Addtional Information:
Location:
vic. S Hwy. 36, m mark 45.5
STOCKTON
TOOELE County

4 m.S Tooele, W side of Hwy. 36, mile marker 45.5


County: Tooele

City: Stockton

Group Responsible for Placement: Trails & Landmarks

Date Dedicated: 8/20/1941

Marker Number: 97

Web link(s) for additional information:
http://jacobbarlow.com/2014/08/08/steptoes-military-camp-godbes-smelter/


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