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Farson in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Little Sandy Crossing

 
 
Little Sandy Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2011
1. Little Sandy Crossing Marker
Inscription. On Monday evening, June 28, 1847, Brigham Young and the Mormon pioneers met James Bridger and party near this place. Both companies encamped here over night and conferred at length regarding the route and the possibility of establishing and sustaining a large population in the valley of the Great Salt Lake. Bridger tried to discourage the undertaking in this conference he is reported to have said that he would give one thousand dollars for the first bushel of corn crown in the Salt Lake Valley.
 
Erected 1933 by Utah Pioneer Trails & Landmarks Association & Members of Lyman Stake. (Marker Number 26.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mormon Pioneer Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 6.481′ N, 109° 27.194′ W. Marker is in Farson, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker is on Wyoming Route 28 0.1 miles west of U.S. 191, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farson WY 82932, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Big Sandy River (a few steps from this marker); To the Brave Men Who Rode the Pony Express (approx. 0.2 miles away); To All Pioneers Who Passed This Way to Win and Hold the West
Little Sandy Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2011
2. Little Sandy Crossing Marker
(approx. 7.9 miles away); a different marker also named Little Sandy Crossing (approx. 8.1 miles away); Burning Wagons (approx. 9.4 miles away); Simpson's Hollow (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Utah War (approx. 9.4 miles away); a different marker also named Simpson's Hollow (approx. 9.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Farson.
 
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The Little Sandy Crossing and<br>Big Sandy River Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2013
3. The Little Sandy Crossing and
Big Sandy River Markers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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