Near Farson in Sublette County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
"Parting of the Ways"
1812, Robert Stuart and eastbound Astorians used South Pass gateway.
1824, Eleven westbound Ashley-Henry men led by Jedediah Smith and Thomas Fitzpatrick.
1832, N. Wyeth and Capt. B.L.E. Bonneville parties.
1836, Missionaries M. Whitman and H.H. Spalding and wives.
1841, Bartleson-Bidwell Party.
1852, Peak year, estimated 40,000 emigrants.
Erected 1956 by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Trail, the Mormon Pioneer Trail, and the Oregon Trail series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 42° 17.1′ N, 109° 3.549′ W. Marker is near Farson, Wyoming, in Sublette County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 28, 7 miles north of Sqaw Road (Route BLM4106). Marker is accessible from scenic pull-out on State Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lander WY 82520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Parting of the Ways (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Parting of the Ways (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oregon Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Way West (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Corridor West (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Fur Trade (approx. 5.4 miles away); South Pass (approx. 5.4 miles away); a different marker also named South Pass (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farson.
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