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Torrington in Goshen County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Cold Springs

 
 
Cold Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
1. Cold Springs Marker
Inscription.  
3/4 mile east from this point
Cold Springs was a popular camping ground on the Overland Trail to California, Oregon, Utah and other points in the far west. It was a stage station along the Overland Stage Route 1854-1862 and also a Pony Express relay stop 1860-1861. Station tender was M. Reynal.

 
Erected by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Trail, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series lists.
 
Location. 42° 2.405′ N, 104° 11.032′ W. Marker is in Torrington, Wyoming, in Goshen County. Marker is on U.S. 85 near Industrial Park Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Torrington WY 82240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oregon Trail (here, next to this marker); Empire, Wyoming: African American Community Building in the West (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Oregon Trail
Cold Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
2. Cold Springs Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Stuart’s 1812-13 Astorian Party Campsite (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Oregon Trail (approx. 7.1 miles away); a different marker also named Oregon Trail (approx. 9 miles away in Nebraska); “If I Should Die Before…” (approx. 9.4 miles away); a different marker also named Oregon Trail (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Torrington.
 
More about this marker. This marker is just south of Torrington, Wyoming.
 
Additional keywords. Pony Express
 
Oregon Trail marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
3. Oregon Trail marker
Oregon Trail
Marked by the
State of Wyoming
1914
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 690 times since then and 116 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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