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Near Fort Bridger in Uinta County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Hastings Cutoff - Muddy Creek

 
 
Hastings Cutoff - Muddy Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 22, 2010
1. Hastings Cutoff - Muddy Creek Marker
Inscription. "At three o'clock p.m. we crossed Muddy Creek, a beautiful clear stream of water with a pebbly bottom, and camped on the west side after traveling 3 miles during the day ... we had a pretty campground... The brethren sang hymns for the President; it was a delightful evening."
Thomas Bullock, July 9, 1847

 
Erected 2003 by Utah Crossroads Chapter - OCTA. (Marker Number HW 3.)
 
Location. 41° 16.479′ N, 110° 36′ W. Marker is near Fort Bridger, Wyoming, in Uinta County. Marker is on Piedmont Road (County Route 173) 3 miles south of Interstate 80, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Take Exit 24 off of Interstate 80. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Bridger WY 82933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Muddy Creek Camp and Crossing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charcoal Kilns (approx. 3.9 miles away); Town of Piedmont (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is very easy to miss due to its small size and the fact that you approach it end on.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Hastings Cutoff - Muddy Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2015
2. Hastings Cutoff - Muddy Creek Marker
The marker at the junction with the side road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 815 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.   2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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