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Mullan Road - 4th of July Pass, ID
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Martin 5
N 47° 37.279 W 116° 31.170
11T E 536104 N 5274324
Quick Description: Captain John Mullan Road - Constructed 1858-1862.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 2/3/2009 7:43:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM5QTY
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 13

Long Description:
The Mullan Road was the first wagon road to cross the Rocky Mountains to the Inland of the Pacific Northwest. It was built by U.S. Army Captain John Mullan between the spring of 1859 and summer 1862. It led from Fort Benton, Montana, to Fort Walla Walla, Washington Territory, and it roughly follows the path of modern-day Interstate-90 through the Rockies.

Mullan Road was designated a historic site by the National Register of Historical Places in 1975, and the American Society of Civil Engineers designated it a historic civil engineering landmark in 1977.

Captain Mullan and his crew celebrated the 4th of July 1861 on top of this mountain as they took a break from clearing passage for the road they were building over it. Thus the current name of "4th of July pass" today.

The pictures listed with this waymark show the road leading down to where the Mullan Road Historical Site is located. At this site Captain Mullan and his crew recorded their visit by carving the date into a large Ponderosa Pine tree. Also shown is present day I-90 which is a few hundred feet away.
Street address:
4th of July Pass
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho United States of America

County / Borough / Parish: Kootenai County, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Year listed: 1975

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1858-1862

Historic function: Transportation/Military Road

Current function: Transportation/Interstate-90

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2009 To: 12/31/2009

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
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