—Pioneer Women —Attacks by the Indians on the peaceful inhabitants in this vicinity led to the final battle here January 29, 1863. The conflict occurred in deep snow and bitter cold. Scores of wounded and frozen soldiers were taken from the battlefield to the Latter-day Saint community of Franklin. Here pioneer women trained through trials and necessity of frontier living, accepted the responsibility of caring for the wounded until they could be removed to Camp Douglas, Utah. Two Indian women and three children found alive after the encounter were given homes in Franklin.
|Placed By||Franklin County Daughters of Utah Pioneers|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 9:44pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12T E 424701 N 4665809|
|Decimal Degrees||42.14078333, -111.91121667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 8.447', W 111° 54.673'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 8' 26.82" N, 111° 54' 40.38" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2398 US-91, Preston ID 83263, US|
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