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

“Parting of the Ways”

 
 
"Parting of the Ways" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2013
1. "Parting of the Ways" Marker
Inscription. This marks a fork in the trail, right to Oregon, left to Utah and California.

1812, Robert Stuart and eastbound Astorians used South Pass gateway.

1824, Eleven westbound Ashley-Henry men led by Jedediah Smith and Thomas Fitzpatrick.

1832, N. Wyeth and Capt. B.L.E. Bonneville parties.

1836, Missionaries M. Whitman and H.H. Spalding and wives.

1841, Bartleson-Bidwell Party.

1852, Peak year, estimated 40,000 emigrants.
 
Erected 1956 by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Trail, the Mormon Pioneer Trail, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 17.1′ N, 109° 3.549′ W. Marker is near Farson, Wyoming, in Sublette County. Marker can be reached from Wyoming Route 28 7 miles north of Sqaw Road (Route BLM4106). Click for map. Marker is accessible from scenic pull-out on State Route 28. Marker is in this post office area: Lander WY 82520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Parting of the Ways (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Parting of the Ways (within shouting distance of this
"Parting of the Ways" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2013
2. "Parting of the Ways" Marker
Marker to the Right
marker); The Oregon Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Way West (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Corridor West (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Fur Trade (approx. 5.4 miles away); South Pass (approx. 5.4 miles away); a different marker also named South Pass (approx. 5.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Farson.
 
Also see . . .  Parting of the Ways. Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office. (Submitted on July 26, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
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Oregon Trail image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2013
3. Oregon Trail
View to the West
Oregon Trail image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2013
4. Oregon Trail
View to the East
Three "Parting of the Ways" Markers at this Location image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2013
5. Three "Parting of the Ways" Markers at this Location
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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