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Near Douglas in Converse County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

James Bridger’s Ferry

 
 
James Bridger’s Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2014
1. James Bridger’s Ferry Marker
Inscription.
James Bridger’s Ferry,
established in 1864, was
located 1500 feet up the
river from this monument.

 
Erected 1937 by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
 
Location. 42° 38.914′ N, 105° 9.819′ W. Marker is near Douglas, Wyoming, in Converse County. Marker is on State Highway 319 near U.S. 18, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Douglas WY 82633, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cottonwoods: Homes Along the Prairie River (approx. 2 miles away); Oregon Trail (approx. 9.8 miles away); Horseshoe Creek Pony Express Station (approx. 14.1 miles away); Horseshoe Creek Station (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is southeast of Orin Junction and just south of the bridge over the North Platte River.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
James Bridger’s Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2014
2. James Bridger’s Ferry Marker
North Platte River image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2014
3. North Platte River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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