Mullan Tree #164
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 47° 37.271 W 116° 31.176
11T E 536096 N 5274309
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating a July 4, 1861 event along Mullan Road.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2007 6:29:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM2BXM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 79

Long Description:

The Mullan Tree

A side road during a 4th of July celebration in 1861.

The famous Mullan road, connection Fort Benton on the Missouri with Fort Walla Walla on the Columbia, originally ran south of Coeur d' Alene Lake.  But to avoid bad going there, Army Captain John Mullan in 1861 built 30 miles of new road -- which this highway still follows quite closely.  His crew celebrated Juty 4th at the summit, chopping the date into a great white pine. ~ text of marker

Marker Name: The Mullan Road

Marker Type: Roadside

County: Kootenai

Group Responsible for Placement: Idaho Historical Society

Marker Number: 164

Web link(s) for additional information:

Marker Text: Not listed

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

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