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Near Boulder in Sublette County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Lieutenant J.C. Fremont's Week in Sublette County

 
 
Lieutenant J.C. Fremont's Week in Sublette County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2016
1. Lieutenant J.C. Fremont's Week in Sublette County Marker
Inscription.  On June 10th, 1842, J. C. Fremont left St. Louis to explore the Wind River Mountains, with Kit Carson as guide, Charles Preuss, topographer, L. Maxwell, hunter, and 20 Canadian voyageurs, including Basil LaJeunesse. Eight two-wheeled mule-drawn carts were used as far as the Platte River. The party crossed South Pass August 8th and camped here at "Two Buttes" August 9th. Leaving 10 men at Boulder Lake, the lieutenant ascended Fremont Peak August 15th, stayed here again August 17th, and on the 19th re-crossed South Pass. So ended Fremont's exploration of the Wind River Mountains and his stay in Sublette County.
 
Erected by Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department and the Wyoming State Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. A significant historical date for this entry is August 15, 1842.
 
Location. 42° 44.91′ N, 109° 35.832′ W. Marker is near Boulder, Wyoming, in Sublette County. Marker is on State Highway 353 near Scab Creek Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal
Lieutenant J.C. Fremont's Week in Sublette County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2016
2. Lieutenant J.C. Fremont's Week in Sublette County Marker
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address: 700 Wyoming 353, Boulder WY 82923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sand Springs - A Stop on the Oregon Trail (approx. 9 miles away); To All Pioneers Who Passed This Way to Win and Hold the West (approx. 9 miles away); “The Best Mountain Road in the West” (approx. 9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is just south of the Silver Creek bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Oct. 2, 2022