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

South Piney Creek

Lander Cut-Off

 
 
South Piney Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 7, 2021
1. South Piney Creek Marker
Inscription.  The Lander Cut-Off of the Oregon Trail was constructed in 1858. It was the first federally funded road west of the Mississippi River. After leaving the original Oregon Trail near South Pass, the Lander Cut-Off crossed this mountainous region and rejoined the original trail again east of Fort Hall, Idaho. This new trail saved considerable distance, but substituted arduous mountain travel for the relatively flat route which traversed the dry desert in the south Green River Basin. Ahead are the wagon tracks and lonely graves which mark the passage of the early pioneers.
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 42° 30.674′ N, 110° 29.017′ 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
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markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lander Cut-Off Incident (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lander Cut-Off Crossing (approx. 2.1 miles away); Witherspoon Pass (approx. 5.6 miles away); Elizabeth Paul (approx. 7.7 miles away); LaBarge Meadow (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Lander Cutoff Map image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 7, 2021
2. Lander Cutoff Map
South Piney Creek Marker and Lander Cutoff image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 7, 2021
3. South Piney Creek Marker and Lander Cutoff
 
 
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 142 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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