Near Sweetwater Station in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
and Sixth Crossing
of Sweetwater River
Willie Handcart Company rescue site, 21 October 1856 and burial site of John Winford and eight others from that company
Born 28 August 1808 England
Died 21 October 1856 at this camp
Faith - Courage - Sacrifice
Erected 1998 by Linford descendants.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mormon Pioneer Trail series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 28, 1808.
Location. 42° 30.588′ N, 108° 13.644′ W. Marker is near Sweetwater Station, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker is on Wyoming 789 (U.S. 287) near Wyoming Highway 135, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4189 Wyoming 789, Lander WY 82520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Women of Sixth Crossing (approx. 3.1 miles away); Oregon Trail (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Sweetwater ValleySweetwater Willows (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sweetwater Station (approx. 3.1 miles away); Beaver Rim and the Wind River Range (approx. 6.1 miles away); Gold Flakes to Yellowcake Historic Mine Trail (approx. 6.1 miles away); Willie Rescue Site (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sweetwater Station.
More about this marker. This marker is about 3 miles, by gravel road, from the Mormon Handcart Visitors Center at Sweetwater Station.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 548 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.