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Near Farson in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Tri-Territory Historic Site

 
 
Tri-Territory Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2016
1. Tri-Territory Historic Site Marker
Inscription. This site, where the Continental Divide crosses the 42 degree parallel, North Latitude, was first claimed by Spain through the presumptive right of early discoveries and explorations. The area was also a part of Acadia, granted in 1603 by Henry IV of France, and a part of New England as granted to the Plymouth Colony by James I, transferred to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1629. In 1682, La Salle claimed for France the whole basin of the Mississippi River (thus including the northeastern portion of this site).
France ceded its claims to Spain in 1762 but regained them in 1800 and sold the region of “Louisiana” to the United States in 1803.
Great Britain claimed the western portion of the site in 1792 and the United States laid formal claims in 1818 until the 42 parallel was accepted as the boundary between United States and Spain in 1819. Mexico, after gaining independence from Spain in 1821, reconfirmed the boundary lines. In 1824, Great Britain relinquished her claims to the area of the Columbia River basin, reaffirming this action by the treaty of 1846 establishing the right of the United States to the “Oregon Country.” On July 4, 1848, the cession of territory by Mexico was proclaimed giving to the United States the undisputed right to all of Wyoming.
The monument on this site was constructed
Tri-Territory Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2016
2. Tri-Territory Historic Site Marker
The marker is on the left.
by the Kiwanis Clubs of Lander, Rawlins, Riverton and Rock Springs, Wyoming, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management of the U.S. Department of Interior. The site was dedicated on September 24, 1967. Elevation is 7,775 feet above sea level.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.
 
Location. 42° 0′ N, 108° 55.02′ W. Marker is near Farson, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker is on BLM Road 4102 near County Route 83, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farson WY 82932, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Tri-Territory Historic Site (a few steps from this marker).
 
More about this marker. It is a 31 mile drive on dirt and gravel roads to the location of the Tri-Territory Historic Site. From Wyoming Highway 28 take Sweetwater County Road 21 (Bar X Road) and Sweetwater County Road 83 (Freighter Gap Road) to BLM Road 4102, then turn south for 2 or 3 miles. The route to Tri-Territory Historic Site is well-marked by BLM signs.
 
Regarding Tri-Territory Historic Site. It is hard to imagine that anything ever
Tri-Territory Monument erected by the Kiwanis Clubs in 1967 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2016
3. Tri-Territory Monument erected by the Kiwanis Clubs in 1967
happened at so isolated a location, but at this spot three nations, Mexico, Great Britain and the United States, met; three nations that competed for and fought for control of the North American continent.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ti--Territory Site - American Surveyor. The first half of the Nineteenth Century was a time of great excitement about what was west of the Mississippi River, that great, mostly unexplored land that was yet to become part of the United States. This vast wilderness was, in fact, claimed in part by Spain, France, England, Mexico and Texas Republic and was inhabited by many Native American tribes and numerous, thus far unfamiliar, wild animals. (Submitted on August 10, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Territorial evolution of the United States - Wikipeidia. Very enlightening! (Submitted on August 10, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

3. Territorial evolution of North America since 1763 - Wikipeidia. Very enlightening! (Submitted on August 10, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Contemporary map of the Oregon Territory image. Click for full size.
By Vintage Map
4. Contemporary map of the Oregon Territory
Tri-Territory Historic Site would be located near the bottom, to the right of center.
Contemporary map of Mexico and the Republic of Texas image. Click for full size.
By Vintage Map
5. Contemporary map of Mexico and the Republic of Texas
Tri-Territory Historic Site would be located near the top, just left of center.
Trails to the West image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
6. Trails to the West
Tri-Territory Historic Site is located where the purple, orange and buff-yellow colors meet.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on August 10, 2016.
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