Near South Pass City in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
South Pass City: Wyoming’s Biggest Gold Boom and Bust
Every boom ends, and by the early 1870’s, the local mining district collectively known as the Sweetwater mines, had passed their zenith. A small handful of hardy hangers-on remained in South Pass City through the years. Later booms, fueled by outside investment capital, kept the embers of civilized living and a connection with the larger world aglow. Today, South Pass City is among Wyoming’s smallest continuously inhabited towns and is also home to its largest State Historic Site.
Erected by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
Location. 42° 28.479′ N, 108° 47.826′ W. Marker is near South Pass City, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker is on South Pass City Road near South Pass Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Carissa Mine: Cycle of Boom and Bust (a few steps from this marker); Esther Hobart Morris (approx. 0.4 miles away); South Pass City (approx. half a mile away); First Masonic Lodge in Wyoming (approx. half a mile away); South Pass and South Pass City (approx. 1.4 miles away); Atlantic City: Surviving the Bust (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Atlantic City Project (approx. 4 miles away); Gold Flakes to Yellowcake Historic Mine Trail (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Pass City.
Regarding South Pass City: Wyoming’s Biggest Gold Boom and Bust. South Pass City is on the Gold Flakes to Yellowcake Historic Mine Trail.
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