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Guernsey in Platte County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Oregon Trail Ruts

 
 
Oregon Trail Ruts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
1. Oregon Trail Ruts Marker
Inscription.
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States.

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1966

 
Erected 1966 by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 42° 15.361′ N, 104° 44.899′ W. Marker is in Guernsey, Wyoming, in Platte County. Marker can be reached from Lucinda Rollins Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in Oregon Trail Ruts State Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Guernsey WY 82214, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The US Army’s Role in Protecting the Oregon Trail is Best Described by the Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Forts, Stations, and Camps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The United States Army and the Oregon Trail (about 400 feet away); Oregon Trail Ruts State Historic Site
Oregon Trail Ruts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
2. Oregon Trail Ruts Marker
(about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Oregon Trail Ruts (about 400 feet away); Encampments in the Guernsey Area (about 500 feet away); Grave of Lucindy Rollins (approx. 0.4 miles away); Laramie Peak (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Guernsey.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Oregon Trail Ruts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
3. Oregon Trail Ruts Marker
Oregon Trail Ruts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
4. Oregon Trail Ruts Marker
The marker can be seen on the left of the photo, while the wagon ruts can be seen on the right.
Oregon Trail Ruts image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
5. Oregon Trail Ruts
The ruts seen here were caused by the hundreds of wagons that passed through this point as they followed the Oregon Trail to the west.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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