Alcova in Natrona County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Old Oregon Trail.
(inscribed below the marker)
(This marker mounted at the north end of Independence Rock as is surrounded by memorial plaques honoring pioneers who traveled the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer Trails. They are present below; top to bottom and left to right:)
1830 - 1928
Narcissa Prentiss Whitman
Eliza Hart Spalding,
First white woman in Wyoming
first woman over Oregon
Placed July 4, 1936, by
The Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming .
Father P. J. DeSmet S.J.
who named this rock
"The Register of the Desert."
Dedicated July 4, 1930
by Wyoming Knights of Columbus.
The "Mormon" Pioneers
who passed Independence Rock
June 21, 1847
Under the leadership of
on their way to the Valley of the
Great Salt Lake
and of more than 80,000 'Mormon' emigrants who followed by ox teams, hand carts and other means of travel, seeking religious liberty and economic independence.
Erected June 21, 1931, by descendants and followers of the pioneers who have made the desert bloom as the rose.
the Trail Blazer of Methodism
in the Northwest.
Dr. Grace Raymond Hebard
1861 - 1956
Wyoming Historian - Author - Educator
Erected by Colonial Dames resident
in the State of Wyoming
Who camped here
July 4, 1853
Settled near Albany, Oregon
Erected by his descendants
Erected 1920 by Henry D. Schoonmaker.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural Features • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Trail series list.
Location. 42° 29.694′ N, 107° 7.986′ W. Marker is in Alcova, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker is on State Highway 220 at milepost 63 near Oregon Trail Road (County Route 319). 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oregon Trail (a few steps from this marker); The Preservation of Independence Rock (a few steps from this marker); The Ox-Team Monument Expedition (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Naming a Landmark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Geologic Story (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Independence Rock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ella Watson (approx. 5 miles away); Frederick Richard Fulkerson (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alcova.
More about this marker. This marker is on the north side of Independence Rock at Independence Rock State Historic Site.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.