Pioneer Mail Route
This marks the trail of the first
communication between Cache Valley and
Bear Lake Valley known as the Shoshone
Indian Trail. In 1864 mail was carried to
Bear Lake on snow shoes, a distance of 25
miles over steep and rugged mountains from
Franklin, through Cub River Canyon. In 1868
The Deseret Telegraph Line was extended
from Utah to Franklin, Idaho, and in 1871
on to Paris, Idaho. The halfway house where
the carriers camped was near this site.
The spring supplied them with water.