Near Glenrock in Converse County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Alah H. Unthank
In the early evening hours on June 28 the party made camp here by the North Platte River on account of the sudden sickness of Alvah. On June 29 a family friend, Pusey Graves, wrote: "Lay by today to doctor and nurse Alvah. June 30 Alvah getting worse it's quite hopeless complaining none. July 1 Alvah rapidly sinking. July 2 in the early morning hours Alvah died." Cholera has taken its toll.
Graves wrote: "Alvah lay clam bore his suffering patiently and uttered not a murmer or groan. Bid his father to be of good cheer. His child has paid the great debt of nature. Procured a large neat headstone. Solomon Woody carved the inscription." At noon Tuesday, July 2, 1850, the solemn task of burial took place.
Erected 1988 by Oregon-California Trails Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
Location. 42° 49.571′ N, 105° 47.42′ W. Marker is near Glenrock, Wyoming, in Converse County Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1504 Tank Farm Road, Glenrock WY 82637, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Deer Creek Station (approx. 4.8 miles away); Ferdinand V. Hayden (approx. 4.9 miles away); Rock in the Glen (approx. 5.3 miles away); Sharp, Franklin and Taylor, (approx. 8.1 miles away); Ayres Natural Bridge Park (approx. 9.2 miles away); Ada Magill (approx. 9.7 miles away); Oregon Trail (approx. 10.1 miles away); Formation of Ayres Natural Bridge (approx. 11.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glenrock.
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