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

Simpson's Hollow

 
 
Simpson's Hollow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2013
1. Simpson's Hollow Marker
Inscription. Here on Oct. 6, 1857, U.S. Army supply wagons led by a Capt. Simpson were burned by Major Lot Smith and 43 Utah Militia men. They were under orders from Brigham Young, Utah Territorial Governor, to delay the army's advance on Utah. This delay of the army helped affect a peaceful settlement of difficulties.

The day earlier a similar burning of 52 army supply wagons took place near here at Smith's Bluff.
 
Location. 42° 1.084′ N, 109° 35.462′ W. Marker is near Farson, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker is on State Highway 28 9 miles west of U.S. 191, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farson WY 82932, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Utah War (a few steps from this marker); Burning Wagons (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Simpson's Hollow (within shouting distance of this marker); First Transcontinental Telegraph (approx. 2.1 miles away); Emigrant/Indian Relations (approx. 2.1 miles away); Pilot Butte & "Graves" of the Unknown Emigrants
Simpson's Hollow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2013
2. Simpson's Hollow Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Pilot Butte (approx. 2.1 miles away); Continuing the Journey West (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farson.
 
Also see . . .  Utah War: U.S. Government Versus Mormon Settlers. Article from Wild West Magazine. (Submitted on July 26, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
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Simpson's Hollow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2013
3. Simpson's Hollow Marker
With other markers on the Utah War
Trail Marker behind Simpson's Hollow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2013
4. Trail Marker behind Simpson's Hollow Marker
California/Mormon/Oregon/Pony Express Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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