Near Lander in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
On Top of the World
Nevertheless, crossing the Continental Divide into "Oregon Country" was a task for all westward-bound travelers, and many described their feelings about the event. In 1852 Lucy Rutledge Cooke, a young woman with "California Fever" wrote:
"... This morn we arrived at the South Pass after which all water we see will be running to the Pacific. So we are now on the other side of the world ..."
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Trail, the Mormon Pioneer Trail, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
Location. 42° 19.816′ N, 108° 58.353′ W. Marker is near Lander, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 28 0.7 miles south of Lander-Pinedale Stage Road. Touch for map. Marker is one of five interpretive signs at the South Pass Overlook. Marker is in this post office area: Lander WY 82520, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named South Pass (here, next to this marker); The Corridor West The Fur Trade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Way West (within shouting distance of this marker); Pacific Springs (approx. 1.4 miles away); Narcissa Prentiss Whitman (approx. 4½ miles away); Old Oregon Trail (approx. 4½ miles away); a different marker also named South Pass (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lander.
More about this marker. Sign donated by First Security Bank of Rock Springs; Roger A. Weidner, President & CEO
Also see . . . South Pass - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.