Near Alcova in Natrona County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The winter storms had now set in all their severity. The provisions we took amounted to almost nothing among so many people, many of them now on very short rations, and almost starving. Many were dying daily from exposure and want of food."
------ Daniel W. Jones, 1856
For more information on Mormon emigrants or the handcart companies, visit the Mormon Handcart Visitor Center located at the old Sun Ranch.
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mormon Pioneer Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
Location. 42° 26.256′ N, 107° 13.099′ W. Marker is near Alcova, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker is on State Highway 220 near Martin Cove Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alcova WY 82620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sun Ranch (within shouting distance of this marker); Devil's Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); A Tribute to Hardship (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Following the River (about 600 feet away); The Emigrant RoadTom Sun Ranch (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Oregon Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Pioneer Women (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alcova.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Devil's Gate BLM Interpretive Site, approximately 7 miles southwest of Independence Rock.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.