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

Sharp, Franklin and Taylor,

 
 
Sharp, Franklin and Taylor, Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
1. Sharp, Franklin and Taylor, Marker
Inscription.  
Three men named Sharp,
Franklin, and Taylor, and
one unknown man were
killed by Indians July 12,
1864 where the Oregon
Trail crosses Little Box
Elder Creek 2 1/2 miles S.W.
of here. They were buried
4 miles S.W. by the grave
of Mary Kelly who also
was killed July 13, 1864.

 
Erected 1954 by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Trail series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 12, 1864.
 
Location. 42° 47.928′ N, 105° 38.094′ W. Marker is near Glenrock, Wyoming, in Converse County. Marker is on Interstate 25 at milepost 152 near Natural Bridge Road (County Route 13), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glenrock WY 82637, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ayres Natural Bridge Park (approx. 1.1 miles away);
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Oregon Trail (approx. 3 miles away); Natural Bridge and the Oregon Trail (approx. 4.6 miles away); Formation of Ayres Natural Bridge (approx. 4.6 miles away); Alvah H. Unthank (approx. 8.1 miles away); Fort Fetterman (approx. 8.2 miles away); The One Mile Hog Ranch (approx. 8.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Oregon Trail (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at a pullout on the north side of Interstate 25 about one mile west of the Natural Bridge Road exit
 
Also see . . .  Wyoming Legends: Indian War Battles, Skirmishes & Massacres -- Legends of America. Kelly Wagon Train (July 12, 1864) - In May, 1864 the Kelly family from eastern Kansas began the long trek to Montana. In this group were Josiah and Fanny Kelly and their niece and adopted 5-year old daughter, Mary Hurley; two black employees of the Kelly's, one known only as Franklin... (Submitted on January 6, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Sharp, Franklin and Taylor, Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
2. Sharp, Franklin and Taylor, Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 754 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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