Stage Robbery
On July 13, 1856, over $60,000 in gold dust was stolen and three men were killed in a robbery of the Ben Holladay Overland Stage southeast of Inkom. The robbery probably took place north of Lower Rock Creek,near where Green Canyon joins the Portneuf River. The robbers were never caught, but Robbers Roost Canyon is named for them. The filings for possession of land for stations along the Holladay stage line had been filed on, only a few weeks before, in late June.
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(above) Replica of Union Pacific engine 119, one of the first engines on the transcontinental railroad, at Promontory Point National Historic Site, Utah (1978).

(left) North half of the Idaho Gold Road map from the Port Neuf toll bridge at McCammon to Taylor Bridge (Idaho Falls) From Gittins (1976), used by permission. Click on the image for larger view.