Mullan Tree #164
Posted by: 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
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
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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