Near South Pass City in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Willie’s Handcart Company
Erected 1933 by Utah Pioneer Trails & Landmarks Association & Members of Lyman Stake. (Marker Number 27.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1856.
Location. 42° 26.324′ N, 108° 37.393′ W. Marker is near South Pass City, WyomingTouch 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 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Atlantic City: Surviving the Bust (approx. 6.8 miles away); Miner’s Delight (approx. 7.1 miles away); Local Colour (approx. 7.2 miles away); Miners Delight: The Boom’s Broken Promises (approx. 7˝ miles away); Fort Stambaugh, 1870-1878 (approx. 7.9 miles away); Gold Flakes to Yellowcake Historic Mine Trail (approx. 9.1 miles away); The Atlantic City Project (approx. 9.1 miles away); Esther Hobart Morris (approx. 9.2 miles away).
More about this marker. The cemetery and maker are a short walk south of the parking area.
Also see . . . Mormon handcart pioneers - Wikipedia. Motivated to join their fellow Church members in Utah but lacking funds for full ox or horse teams, nearly 3,000 Mormon pioneers from England, Wales, Scotland and Scandinavia made the journey from Iowa or Nebraska to Utah in ten handcart companies. The trek was disastrous for two of the companies, which started their journey dangerously late and were caught by heavy snow and severe temperatures in central Wyoming. (Submitted on January 7, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Additional keywords. Mormons
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