Near Evanston in Uinta County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
They traded beadwork and pelts to the early pioneers for other goods. Chief Washakie was the major influence in keeping peace and safety for pioneers and their settlements. Chief Washakie died in 1900, respected by all who knew him.
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Location. 41° 9.473′ N, 110° 51.053′ W. Marker is near Evanston, Wyoming, in Uinta County. Marker is on State Highway 150 Frontage Road near Route 75, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9998 Wyoming Highway 150, Evanston WY 82930, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Meyers Crossing (here, next to this marker); Transcontinental Railroad (a few steps from this marker); Historic Trails Aspen Tunnel (a few steps from this marker); Bear River City (a few steps from this marker); Mormon Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hilliard City and Piedmont (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hilliard, Wyoming (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Evanston.
Also see . . . Chief Washakie: Great Leader of the Shoshone People. At about this time, wagon trains began to rumble through Shoshone country. White man was moving rapidly into the West, and there was no turning back. The Shoshone chief and his council had a big decision to make: Would they fight for their lives against the take-over, or would they choose a different road and make peace with their new neighbors? The Shoshones did a bit of both. With Washakie in the lead, the tribe attacked every stage station along the Oregon Trail in 1862, from what is now Casper all the way to the Utah border. (Submitted on October 31, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.