Near Farson in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Pilot Butte & “Graves” of the Unknown Emigrants
At the bottom of the path you'll see the actual trail ruts of the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express National Historic Trails.
The signs along the path relate some of the history of the westward expansion. During your visit, look around. This area is largely unchanged from the days of overland emigrants. Imagine what it would have been like to walk, ride a horse, or drive a wagon halfway across America and a long way from home.
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Trail, the Mormon Pioneer Trail, the Oregon Trail, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 41° 59.914′ N, 109° 37.365′ W. Marker is near Farson, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 28 11½ miles west of U.S. 191, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farson WY 82932, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Continuing the Journey West (a few steps from this marker); Emigrant/Indian Relations (a few steps from this marker); Burial on the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); First Transcontinental Telegraph (within shouting distance of this marker); Pilot Butte (within shouting distance of this marker); "Graves" of the Unknown Emigrants (within shouting distance of this marker); Death on the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Simpson's Hollow (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farson.
More about this marker. Marker is one of eight interpretive signs at the Pilot Butte Emigrant Trails Interpretive Site.
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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 439 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.