Near Farson in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Continuing the Journey West
Even with South Pass behind them, Oregon or California-bound travelers still faced more than half their journey and the roughest traveling portion of the trail. Emigrants headed to Utah were slightly better off as they were less than a month away from journey's end.
As you continue your journey, think about the courage of the people who passed through this country and settled half our nation.
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
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.
Location. 41° 59.908′ N, 109° 37.374′ W. Marker is near Farson, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker can be reached Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farson WY 82932, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pilot Butte & "Graves" of the Unknown Emigrants (a few steps from this marker); Burial on the Trail (a few steps from this marker); Emigrant/Indian Relations (within shouting distance of this marker); "Graves" of the Unknown Emigrants (within shouting distance of this marker); First Transcontinental Telegraph (within shouting distance of this marker); Pilot Butte (within shouting distance of this marker); Death on the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Simpson's Hollow (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farson.
More about this marker. Marker is one of eight interpretive signs at the Pilot Butte Emigrant Trails Interpretive Site.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 572 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.