Niels Anderson HomesteadIn many respects, emigrants Niels Anderson and Mary Christoffersen seem like typical young Idaho pioneers of the 1860s. Niels, 28 years old, and Mary, barely 16, were wed by a Justice of the Peace at an open-air ceremony at Camp Connor on July 30, 1863. Their wedding is said to have been the first in the Idaho Territory, and their home the first house built at Soda Springs. Niels went to work selling axle grease and blacksmith services to travelers passing through on the Oregon Trail, while young Mary began organizing and running her household, which soon would include eight children.
|Placed By||Department of the Interior, National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12T E 449612 N 4722522|
|Decimal Degrees||42.65351667, -111.61475000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 39.211', W 111° 36.885'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 39' 12.66" N, 111° 36' 53.1" 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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