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Near Big Piney in Sublette County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Witherspoon Pass

 
 
Witherspoon Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 7, 2021
1. Witherspoon Pass Marker
Inscription.  
Lander Cut-Off
Oregon Trail
Witherspoon Pass
Elev. 8752 ft.

 
Erected by S.V. Ridge Riders, Afton Hillclimb and Volunteers.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Trail series list.
 
Location. 42° 28.864′ N, 110° 35.1′ W. Marker is near Big Piney, Wyoming, in Sublette County. Marker is at the intersection of Lander Cutoff Trail (Forest Road 10128A) and Forest Road 10128, on the right when traveling west on Lander Cutoff Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Piney WY 83113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elizabeth Paul (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lander Cut-Off Crossing (approx. 3˝ miles away); Lander Cut-Off Incident (approx. 4 miles away); LaBarge Meadow (approx. 4.9 miles away); South Piney Creek (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. For some reason Google Maps calls this Thompson Pass.
 
Witherspoon Pass and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 7, 2021
2. Witherspoon Pass and Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Nov. 28, 2021