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

Bill Hooker

 
 
Bill Hooker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2015
1. Bill Hooker Marker
Inscription.
(Oregon Trail Memorial medallion)

Commemorative of
Bill Hooker
Bullwhacker
Who built and lived in a cabin
on La Bonte Creek
ten miles from this point
on the Bozeman Trail in
1874

 
Erected 1931 by F.W. Lafrentz, Pioneer of Wyoming.
 
Location. 42° 45.987′ N, 105° 28.758′ W. Marker is in Douglas, Wyoming, in Converse County. Marker is on Wyoming Route 96 near Spring Canyon Road (County Route 11), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 88 Wyoming Highway 96, Douglas WY 82633, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Oregon Trail (here, next to this marker); Junction of the Oregon Trail (approx. 3.1 miles away); John Hunton (approx. 4.6 miles away); Douglas (approx. 4.7 miles away); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive #5633 (approx. 4.7 miles away); Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Wooden Caboose (approx. 4.7 miles away);
Bill Hooker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2015
2. Bill Hooker Marker
Chicago & Northwestern Railway (C&NW) Steel Sheathed Wooden Day Coach (approx. 4.7 miles away); Good Roads Club (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Douglas.
 
More about this marker. Adjacent to Oregon Trail - 1841 marker.
 
Also see . . .  Wyoming Will Honor Bill Hooker in Granite - Wisconsin Historical Society. (Submitted on January 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 7 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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