Near Cokeville in Lincoln County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Oregon Trail 1847
Coming northward from the town of Cokeville in Wyoming, the original right-of-way of Highway 30 closely followed the Old Oregon Trail keeping to higher ground to avoid wetlands fed by the seasonal high water levels with the melting of the snow. In those days, before the diversion of water for irrigation and the building of the Woodruff Narrows Dam on the Bear River, each springtime, water would rise, flooding river banks, cresting usually in the last days of the month of
Always, the fertile bends of the Bear River have been filled with native grasses and willows, wonderful shelters for nesting Canada Geese, hundreds of ducks, grouse and song birds. Mule deer, elk, moose, coyotes, bob-cats and an occasional black bear frequented the area. Now, since men have chosen to destroy the beautiful willows, few birds and animals are to be found.
Erected 2011 by Cal Price.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 42° 12.82′ N, 111° 2.827′ W. Marker is near Cokeville, Wyoming, in Lincoln County. Marker is on U.S. 30 near Wyoming Highway 89, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cokeville WY 83114, 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. Golden Anniversary 1940 (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Fork (approx. one mile away in Idaho); One Continual Stream (approx. 9.6 miles away in Idaho); Idaho's Emigrant Trails (approx. 9.6 miles away in Idaho); Hot, Cold, Dry, Wet, Dusty, 2,000-Mile Trail Big Hill (approx. 9.6 miles away in Idaho); Big Hill... (approx. 9.6 miles away in Idaho); a different marker also named Big Hill (approx. 9.6 miles away in Idaho).
More about this marker. This marker is located just east of the Wyoming/Idaho border.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 114 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.