Camp ConnerExcitement and anxiety mounted as emigrants prepared to launch their ox-drawn prairie schooners from St. Joseph and Independence, Missouri - bustling river ports at the edge of the frontier in the 1840s. To them, the great, gray ribbon of the Missouri was the western shore of civilized society. Once their wagons rolled off the ferry onto the Kansas prairie, emigrants embarked into unfamiliar country - trespassers on Indian lands and outside the protection of the government. On the trail, there were no markets, no hospitals, no laws and no second chances. From there until they reached trail's end, some 2,000 miles later, the pioneer emigrants were on their own.
|Placed By||Department of the Interior, National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12T E 449610 N 4722515|
|Decimal Degrees||42.65345000, -111.61476667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 39.207', W 111° 36.886'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 39' 12.42" N, 111° 36' 53.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 290 South 3rd St W, Soda Springs ID 83276, US|
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