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Near Lander in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Oregon Buttes

 
 
Oregon Buttes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2014
1. Oregon Buttes Marker
Inscription. To the south stand the Oregon Buttes, a major trail landmark. The name is significant because the Buttes were roughly the beginning of the Oregon Territory and also helped keep emigrants encouraged, even though there were still hundreds of miles of rough going ahead. Today, the Oregon Buttes are an Area of Critical Environmental Concern because of their cultural significance and important wildlife values.

About twelve-miles to the southwest of Oregon Buttes is the Tri-Territory site. This site is the location where the Oregon Territory, Mexican Territory, and Louisiana Purchase had a common boundary. The large landmark, just to the south of where you are standing, is Pacific Butte. The great height and mass of the butte, combined with a ridge to the north paralleling the emigrant trails, helps to create a visual channel through which travelers migrated on their way through South Pass.
 
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 20.734′ N, 108° 52.287′ W. Marker is near Lander, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker is at the intersection of Oregon Buttes Road and Emigrant Trail, on
Oregon Buttes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2014
2. Oregon Buttes Marker
the left when traveling south on Oregon Buttes Road. Click for map. 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. South Pass (approx. mile away); Old Oregon Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Narcissa Prentiss Whitman (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named South Pass (approx. 2.9 miles away); Meadows in the Sage (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pacific Springs (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named South Pass (approx. 5.3 miles away); a different marker also named South Pass (approx. 5.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lander.
 
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The Oregon-California Trail looking east. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2014
3. The Oregon-California Trail looking east.
An Oregon/California/Mormon/Pony Express Trail marker near the Oregon Buttes marker. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2014
4. An Oregon/California/Mormon/Pony Express Trail marker near the Oregon Buttes marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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