. Army Lt. John Mullan was both a trailblazer and eventually a trail maker.Between 1858 and 1862, he organized the construction of the first wagon road to cross the Rockies, binding together the navigable headwaters of the Missouri and Columbia Rivers. When Congress funded it, the road’s name was the Mullan Military Road, running from Fort Walla Walla along the Columbia to Fort Benton on the Missouri River. The roads purpose was tofacilitate the movement of troops and supplies during times of Indian hostilities.

William Farr - Center for the Rocky Mountain West

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Ron Add St Maries Statute to Google geo pieces March 20, 2013 
Ron Update Google Earth Mullan Road Route to reflect work by Raymond Borchers April 14, 2012 
Ron Check on Mullan Road graphics done by a "Gallery" in Fairfield, WA - saw at signs in St Maries  
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"Mullan" Messages

  • Bob Dunsmore - Locating the Mullan Road .... If you have  been to a Mullan Road conference (or many other events that have provide info on the Silver Valley of Idaho) you might have seen/spoken with Bob ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2013, 7:16 AM by Ron Hall
  • Mullan Statute - St Maries, Idaho When I first started this project with Bill Youngs almost 3 years ago, I located all the Mullan Statutes I could find in Google Earth and took pictures of them ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2013, 6:49 AM by Ron Hall
  • Google Earth at Walla Walla Conference Attended the 2012 Mullan Road conference in Walla Walla and saw David Polk's presentation on "Mapping the Mullan Road in Walla Walla County" - it was superb. One of the ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2012, 5:27 AM by Ron Hall
  • On to Walla Walla - A National Trail? It has been almost 2 years since I created this site as part of a presentation for the 2010 conference in Fort Benton - quite a bit has happen since then ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2012, 7:35 AM by Ron Hall
  • Fort Benton and Back Had great time at conference (my first one). Location was beautiful - right on the banks of the Missouri River. Facilities were great. Hospitality of the town and our sponsors was ...
    Posted May 23, 2010, 8:31 AM by Ron Hall
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