Near Smoot in Lincoln County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Lander Cut-oﬀ of the Oregon Trail
Travel along the Oregon Trail was not restricted to one direction. Between 1875 ad 1890, drovers herded vast numbers of cattle, horses and sheep eastward from
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Location. 42° 34.86′ N, 110° 54.15′ W. Marker is near Smoot, Wyoming, in Lincoln County. Marker is on U.S. 89 near Gomm's Pond Lane, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smoot WY 83126, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Periodic Spring (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lander Cut-off (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lander Cut-off of the Oregon Trail (approx. 5.2 miles away); Osmond (approx. 6.9 miles away); Mormons in Star Valley (approx. 10.1 miles away); Star Valley (approx. 10.2 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is about 3 miles south of Smoot.
Also see . . . Lander Trail and the Oregon-California Trail - The Fur Trapper. Congress passed the Pacific Wagon Road Act in 1857. The first wagon road to receive congressional funding was the Lander Trail section of the Fort Kearney, South Pass, and Honey Lake Wagon Road. With the goal of improving the Oregon-California Trail system, the Lander Trail (Cut-Off) left the Oregon-California trail east of South Pass near the Ninth Crossing of the Sweetwater. (Submitted on November 12, 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 167 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.