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Glenrock in Converse County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Rock in the Glen

 
 
Rock in the Glen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
1. Rock in the Glen Marker
Inscription.  On July 26, 1842 John C. Fremont's first expedition to the far west guided by Kit Carson with Joseph Bissonette as interpreter, also L. Maxwell as hunter, camped in this rocky glen.

Names and dates of many of the 300,000 travelers of the Oregon Trail are here.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Trail series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 26, 1842.
 
Location. 42° 51.666′ N, 105° 52.962′ W. Marker is in Glenrock, Wyoming, in Converse County. Marker is on West Birch Street (U.S. 26) near Wyoming Highway 95, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 942 West Birch Street, Glenrock WY 82637, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ferdinand V. Hayden (approx. half a mile away); Deer Creek Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Brigham Young (BYX) Mail Station (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ada Magill (approx. 4.9 miles away); Alvah H. Unthank
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(approx. 5.3 miles away); Big Muddy Oil Field (approx. 6 miles away); Boeing B-17F “The Casper Kid”#42-5102 (approx. 15.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at a small park on the south side of U.S. Highway 20/26 at the west edge of Glenrock.
 
Rock in the Glen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
2. Rock in the Glen Marker
Rock in the Glen image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
3. Rock in the Glen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 823 times since then and 145 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 5, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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