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

Lander Cut-Off Crossing

 
 
Lander Cut-Off Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 7, 2021
1. Lander Cut-Off Crossing Marker
Inscription.  At this point the pioneers began their ascent of the mountains, having traveled 106 miles since leaving the main road. The graves nearby are those of emigrants left behind as a result of hardships, accidents and disease. Death was a frequent visitor to the wagon trains.
 
Erected by S.V. Ridge Riders, Afton Hillclimb and Volunteers.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Trail series list.
 
Location. 42° 29.968′ N, 110° 31.311′ W. Marker is near Big Piney, Wyoming, in Sublette County. Marker is on Lander Cutoff Trail (Forest Road 10128) near Forest Road 10046, on the right when traveling west. 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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lander Cut-Off Incident (approx. 0.7 miles away); South Piney Creek (approx. 2.1 miles away);
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Witherspoon Pass (approx. 3˝ miles away); Elizabeth Paul (approx. 5.6 miles away); LaBarge Meadow (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
Lander Cut-Off Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 7, 2021
2. Lander Cut-Off Crossing Marker
South Piney Creek image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 7, 2021
3. South Piney Creek
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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