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Near Glenrock in Converse County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Ada Magill

 
 
Ada Magill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
1. Ada Magill Marker
Inscription. Caleb and Nancy Magill with their six children were part of a wagon train traveling fro Brown County, Kansas, to Dallas, Oregon, in 1864. After leaving Fort Laramie their three-year-old daughter Ada was taken sick with dysentery. At Deer Creek Station she worsened. An hour before dawn on July 3, 1864, Ada died. In "Sunday best tiny calico dress" she was buried on a small rise of ground just south of here.
In 1912 a new highway under construction was to have passed directly over Ada's grave. Her remains were moved thirty feet north to this spot. Wyoming's state engineer, Loren Clark Bishop, fashioned the headstone which now marks the final resting place of this pioneer child.
The Oregon Trail is about fifty feet south of this spot.
 
Erected 1987 by Oregon-California Trails Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 50.958′ N, 105° 58.68′ W. Marker is near Glenrock, Wyoming, in Converse County. Marker is on Big Muddy Road near Cole Creek Road (County Route 22), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glenrock WY 82637, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within
Ada Magill Grave and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
2. Ada Magill Grave and Marker
10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Big Muddy Oil Field (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rock in the Glen (approx. 4.9 miles away); Ferdinand V. Hayden (approx. 5.4 miles away); Deer Creek Station (approx. 5.4 miles away); Alah H. Unthank (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
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Oregon Trail Marker, adjacent to the Ada Magill grave. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
3. Oregon Trail Marker, adjacent to the Ada Magill grave.
Oregon Trail
Marked by the
State of
Wyoming
1913
Pony Express Trail Marker adjacent to the Ada Magill grave. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
4. Pony Express Trail Marker adjacent to the Ada Magill grave.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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