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Near Lusk in Niobrara County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

George Lathrop

Cheyenne and Black Hills Trail

 
 
George Lathrop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 7, 2016
1. George Lathrop Marker
Inscription.
In Memory of
George Lathrop
Pioneer of the West, Indian fighter, veteran stage driver.
Born at Pottsville, Pa. Dec. 24, 1830
Died at Willow, Wyo. Dec. 24, 1915
Buried here
"A good man whose life was filled with striving events."
Marking the
Cheyenne and Black Hills Trail
This marker is erected on the old Cheyenne and Black Hills stage road. In memory of the operators of the line and the pioneers who traveled it.
Operators of the stage line:
Luke Voorhees - Russell Thorp, Sr.

 
Erected 1930 by Popular Subscription.
 
Location. 42° 44.859′ N, 104° 29.008′ W. Marker is near Lusk, Wyoming, in Niobrara County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 18 near Silver Springs Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3925 U.S. Highway 18, Lusk WY 82225, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cheyenne-Deadwood Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Lusk Rest Area (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Breaks in the Prairie (about 500
George Lathrop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 7, 2016
2. George Lathrop Marker
feet away); Oldest Building in Lusk (approx. 1.8 miles away); Redwood Water Tank (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Redwood Water Tank (approx. 2.3 miles away); Monuments to Wyoming History (approx. 4.8 miles away); Texas Trail - 1866 - 1897 (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lusk.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Lusk Rest Area, about 1 1/2 miles west of Lusk on U.S.Highway 18 (also U.S. Highway 20).
 
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Second Plaque on the George Lathrop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 7, 2016
3. Second Plaque on the George Lathrop Marker
This memorial financed through sale of "Memoirs of a Pioneer," written by George Lathrop, published gratis by Lusk Herald, first Wyoming newspaper published north of the Union Pacific Ry.
Memorial Committee:
Tom Black Russell Thorp, Jr. E. B. Wilson George Voorhees R. I. Olinger J. B. Griffith
Al Rurdquist, artist
Bronze plate by Newman Mfg. Co., Cin., O.
Third Plaque on the George Lathrop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 7, 2016
4. Third Plaque on the George Lathrop Marker
Accepted August 16, 1940
The Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on September 30, 2016.
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