Near Dubois in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Road through a Pass
A road of a sort is an ancient and, originally, a natural feature at Union Pass. Wild animals, some--camels, indigenous horses, mammoths -- now extinct, found this passageway and, following easiest grades during seasonal migrations, trod out -- wide in places as a road -- a trail. Perhaps 10,000 years ago progenitors of Nimrod trailed these animals around the edges of a receding glacier and on through Union Pass--leaving along that route its first traces of human culture. Around 1700 A.D. Shoshones, descendants or replacements of the earliest hunter, acquired the horse and, among other impacts made by them on the natural environment, the dragging ends of their travois poles widened and deepened this road.
Chronological stages in the Union Pass cultural environment
Erected by National Forest Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 43° 28.857′ N, 109° 52.498′ W. Marker is near Dubois, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker can be reached from Union Pass Road (Forest Road 600) near Forest Road 534, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dubois WY 82513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Pass (here, next to this marker); Three Waters Mountain (here, next to this marker); Wind River Range (here, next to this marker); The Ramshorn (here, next to this marker); Flora at Union Pass (here, next to this marker); Resources (here, next to this marker); The Rendezvous (here, next to this marker); Cultural Heritage (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dubois.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.