I live in the great town of McCammon, Idaho and I thought I would share some info on the man the town was eventually named after. The town was founded by H.O. Harkness but
later was named after James K. McCammon. I found an old post with the source:
Re: McCammon, Idaho History
Posted by: kris Date: June 05, 2000 at 12:11:30
In Reply to: McCammon, Idaho History by K.Grewell of 3189
According to what I have found, McCammon was named after James K. McCammon, a U.S. Attorney General. He made an agreement with the Shoshone and Bannock Indians regarding safe travel by pioneers through their territory. This treaty lead to the incident at Massacre Rocks about 1869. Because McCammon helped to make peace between the Indians and pioneers, the Utah Northern Company named one of their railroad stations "McCammon" in his honor.
Source: Memories of McCammon by Clara L. Hall
I thought everyone with this surname would like to know about a great small town with the same name. The Railroad Depot that had his name on it still stands, it's our City Office building.
Feel free to contact me if you'd like to.
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