“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Glenrock in Converse County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)

Site of Brigham Young (BYX) Mail Station


Site of Brigham Young (BYX) Mail Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Peter Isner, June 7, 2020
1. Site of Brigham Young (BYX) Mail Station Marker

One of the first two stations built to supply the Mormon emigrants and mail station to accommodate the mail service by virtue of the mail contract awarded to Hyrum Kimball agent of the BYX.

Abandoned in 1858 due to the actions of the United States government in sending troops to Salt Lake City to quell the rumored insurrection.

Later occupied by Indian Agency of the Upper Platte under Thomas S. Twiss along with several Lutheran missionaries.

In the winter 1859-60 the buildings were completed and occupied by troops of the “Expedition of the Yellowstone“ commanded by Captain W.F. Reynolds with Dr. F.V. Hayden as medical aid and Jim Bridger as guide.
Erected by Glenrock Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionExplorationNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
Location. 42° 49.86′ N, 105° 54.162′ W. Marker is near Glenrock, Wyoming, in Converse County. Marker is on Deer Creek
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Road (County Highway 19) one mile south of I-25 (U.S. I-25), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glenrock WY 82637, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock in the Glen (approx. 2.3 miles away); Deer Creek Station (approx. 2.6 miles away); Ferdinand V. Hayden (approx. 2.6 miles away); Ada Magill (approx. 4 miles away); Big Muddy Oil Field (approx. 4.8 miles away); Alvah H. Unthank (approx. 5.7 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2020, by Peter Isner of Douglas, Wyoming. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 24, 2020, by Peter Isner of Douglas, Wyoming. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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