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Pinedale in Sublette County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

A Pause on a Journey

 
 
A Pause on a Journey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 12, 2015
1. A Pause on a Journey Marker
Inscription.  On Oct. 16, 1812, the Astorians (Robert Stuart, Ramsay Crooks, Robert McClellan, Joseph Miller, Benjamin Jones, Francis Eclair and Andy Vallee) passed this way and forded Pine Creek near here, the first white men known to have seen it. They were returning to St. Louis from Fort Astoria on the Oregon coast and were on foot, all their horses having been stolen by Indians.
From Stuart's journal: "We forded another stream of considerable magnitude who bank were adorned with many pines, near which we found an Indian encampment of large dimensions, deserted apparently about a month ago." In the center of the camp they found a great lodge, 150 feet around and 40 feet tall. Inside three persons lay interred. Stuart noted: "must have required great labour and time in erection, from which we infer that the personages on whose account it was constructed were not of the common order."
Six days later, Oct. 22, 1812, they made the memorable discovery of South Pass.
 
Erected by Sublette County Museum Board.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration
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Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is October 22, 1812.
 
Location. 42° 52.005′ N, 109° 52.103′ W. Marker is in Pinedale, Wyoming, in Sublette County. Marker is on West Pine Street (U.S. 191) near South Lincoln Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 523 West Pine Street, Pinedale WY 82941, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pinedale Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); The Naming of a Lake (approx. 2½ miles away); Welcome to the Riparian Community of Duck Creek (approx. 3.9 miles away); Upper Green River Rendezvous (approx. 5.8 miles away); Rendezvous on the Green River (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Green River Drift (approx. 5.8 miles away); Rendezvous - Birth of an Empire (approx. 5.8 miles away); Ancient Pronghorn Kill Site (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pinedale.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Veteran's Memorial Park.
 
A Pause on a Journey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 12, 2015
2. A Pause on a Journey Marker
Note: The Antelope in the background are statues.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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