Near Big Piney in Sublette County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Rising to the Challenge of the New Fork River
Forded the stream which was very swift & up to the other wagon bed. - Hamet Case, New Fork River, July 17, 1859.
The next morning they were soaked tight... A wagon was taken in pieces and put in one boat, and baggage was taken in the other, and rowed over... nearly forty wagons were taken over that day. - Sherlock Bristol, New Fork River, July 30, 1862 42.6138, -109.85
Erected by Sublette County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 42° 36.828′ N, 109° 50.994′ W. Marker is near Big Piney, Wyoming, in Sublette County. Marker can be reached from Paradise Road near Wyoming 351 (Wyoming Highway 351), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1398 Paradise Road, Big Piney WY 83113, 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. Crossing the New Fork River (a few steps from this marker); The First Engines: Oxen, Mules, and Horses (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); "We Busy Ourselves in Various Ways" (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Hear Was Hundreds of Emigrants" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Building the Lander Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); 19th Century Interstate Highway (approx. ¼ mile away); Sand Springs - A Stop on the Oregon Trail (approx. 9.8 miles away); “The Best Mountain Road in the West” (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Piney.
Regarding Rising to the Challenge of the New Fork River. This marker is located in Lander Trail New Fork River Crossing Historic Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.