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Near Fort Bridger in Uinta County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Hastings Cutoff - Muddy Creek

 
 
Hastings Cutoff - Muddy Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan R. Bauer, September 22, 2010
1. Hastings Cutoff - Muddy Creek Marker
Inscription.  "At three o'clock p.m. we crossed Muddy Creek, a beautiful clear stream of water with a pebbly bottom, and camped on the west side after traveling 3 miles during the day ... we had a pretty campground... The brethren sang hymns for the President; it was a delightful evening."
Thomas Bullock, July 9, 1847

 
Erected 2003 by Utah Crossroads Chapter - OCTA. (Marker Number HW 3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is July 9, 1974.
 
Location. 41° 16.479′ N, 110° 36′ W. Marker is near Fort Bridger, Wyoming, in Uinta County. Marker is on Piedmont Road (County Route 173) 3 miles south of Interstate 80, on the right when traveling south. Take Exit 24 off of Interstate 80. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Bridger WY 82933, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Muddy Creek Camp and Crossing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charcoal Kilns (approx. 3.9 miles away); Town of Piedmont
Hastings Cutoff - Muddy Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2015
2. Hastings Cutoff - Muddy Creek Marker
The marker at the junction with the side road.
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(approx. 3.9 miles away); Site of Fort Supply (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is very easy to miss due to its small size and the fact that you approach it end on.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 1,004 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 5, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.   2. submitted on November 2, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 27, 2022