Near South Pass City in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
South Pass City: Wyoming’s Biggest Gold Boom and Bust
Every boom ends, and by the early 1870’s, the local mining district collectively known as the Sweetwater mines, had passed their zenith. A small handful of hardy hangers-on remained in South Pass City through the years. Later booms, fueled by outside investment capital, kept the embers of civilized living and a connection with the larger world aglow. Today, South Pass City is among Wyoming’s smallest continuously inhabited towns and is also home to its largest State Historic Site.
Erected by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 148 South Pass City Road, Lander WY 82520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Carissa Mine: Cycle of Boom and Bust (a few steps from this marker); Esther Hobart Morris (approx. 0.4 miles away); South Pass City (approx. half a mile away); First Masonic Lodge in Wyoming (approx. half a mile away); Crushing Gold Ore (approx. 0.6 miles away); How a Stamp Mill Works (approx. 0.8 miles away); South Pass and South Pass City (approx. 1.4 miles away); Atlantic City: Surviving the Bust (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Pass City.
Regarding South Pass City: Wyoming’s Biggest Gold Boom and Bust. South Pass City is on the Gold Flakes to Yellowcake Historic Mine Trail.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 6, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 6. submitted on January 10, 2015. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.