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Astorian Camp

 
 
Astorian Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 11, 2011
1. Astorian Camp Marker
Inscription. On this site, Oct. 18, 1811, sixty-one Astorians of the Pacific Fur Company led by Wilson Price Hunt camped for 5 days. They were on their way to the Pacific Ocean from St. Louis and were the second group to cross the continent, just 5 years after Lewis and Clark. Here they met and traded with the Snake Indians, killed buffalo, and cured meat.

The group included Marie Dorian, the Iowa Indian wife of guide, Pierre Dorian, and her two children, ages 2 and 4. Later during the trip, on Dec. 30, 1811, stopping for only one day, she gave birth to her third child.

Continuing their journey, the Astorians crossed the divide one mile north of here on to the waters of the Columbia River. These were the first white men in what is now Sublette County.
 
Erected by Sublette County Museum Board.
 
Location. 43° 7.167′ N, 110° 10.774′ W. Marker is in Bondurant, Wyoming, in Sublette County. Marker is on U.S. 191 mile west of Miner Creek Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bondurant WY 82922, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Tie Drive on Green River (approx. 11.2

Astorian Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2011
2. Astorian Camp Marker
miles away); Gros Ventre Lodge (approx. 15.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Astor Expedition - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 12, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 907 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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