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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Farson in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

One Day at a Time

The Oregon Trail

 
 
One Day at a Time Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
1. One Day at a Time Marker
Oregon Trail map at the left and below.
Inscription. For the hundreds of people heading west, life was one day at a time. The travelers had settled into the monotonous routine of life on the trail - up before dawn, an early breakfast, hitch up the stock, and begin the day's journey.
Upon safely crossed the Green River, emigrants could breath a sigh of relief as another major challenge was now behind them. About 55 miles west on the trail was their next goal. Fort Bridger was less than a weeks journey from where you're standing now.
There were vey few places for travelers to resupply with food staples or purchase fresh animals. The last resupply opportunity was Fort Laramie about 340 miles and one month east of here. At a pace of 12 to 16 miles per day, Utah was a few weeks away. California and Oregon were still month down the trail.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 41° 52.813′ N, 109° 48.464′ W. Marker is near Farson, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker can be reached from Wyoming Route 28 at milepost 102 near Wyoming Route 372, on the right when traveling east. Click for map
The Green River at the Lombard Ferry area. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
2. The Green River at the Lombard Ferry area.
The marker is to the left, out of view.
. Marker is in this post office area: Farson WY 82932, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (here, next to this marker); Overland to Zion (here, next to this marker); The Lombard Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Crossing the Green River (within shouting distance of this marker); Ferrying Across the Green River (within shouting distance of this marker); "Graves" of the Unknown Emigrants (approx. 12.5 miles away); Burial on the Trail (approx. 12.5 miles away); Death on the Trail (approx. 12.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Farson.
 
More about this marker. This marker is found at a viewing area in Seedsskadee National Wildlife Refuge. The viewing area is located downstream (south) of west end of the bridge over the Green River.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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