Oakley is located in southern Idaho in the Goose Creek Valley, an area traversed by trappers and explorers who named the streams and left accounts of their experiences and travels. It was a rendezvous for Indians who went there to gather pine nuts and get wild game for their winter's meat.
An emigration trail was located south of Oakley, where thousands wended their way to California. Emigrants going to Oregon from the East branched off this trail at the City of Rocks and came down Birch Creek to the Rock Creek Stage Station, southeast of the present town of Twin Falls, Idaho, and there met the established Oregon Trail.
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Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Boothe, Wayne R., "A History of the Latter-Day Saint Settlement of Oakley, Idaho" (1963). Theses and Dissertations. 4543.
Oakley, Idaho, History, Mormons