Near South Pass City in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Willie’s Handcart Company
Erected 1933 by Utah Pioneer Trails & Landmarks Association & Members of Lyman Stake. (Marker Number 27.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association marker series.
Location. 42° 26.324′ N, 108° 37.393′ W. Marker is near South Pass City, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker can be reached from Lewiston Road near Oregon Trail, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lander WY 82520, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Atlantic City: Surviving the Bust (approx. 6.8 miles away); Miners Delight: The Boom’s Broken Promises Fort Stambaugh, 1870-1878 (approx. 7.9 miles away); Gold Flakes to Yellowcake Historic Mine Trail (approx. 9.1 miles away); The Atlantic City Project (approx. 9.1 miles away); Esther Hobart Morris (approx. 9.2 miles away); South Pass City: Wyoming’s Biggest Gold Boom and Bust (approx. 9.2 miles away); The Carissa Mine: Cycle of Boom and Bust (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Pass City.
More about this marker. The cemetery and maker are a short walk south of the parking area.
Also see . . . Mormon handcart pioneers - Wikipedia. Motivated to join their fellow Church members in Utah but lacking funds for full ox or horse teams, nearly 3,000 Mormon pioneers from England, Wales, Scotland and Scandinavia made the journey from Iowa or Nebraska to Utah in ten handcart companies. The trek was disastrous for two of the companies, which started their journey dangerously late and were caught by heavy snow and severe temperatures in central Wyoming. (Submitted on January 7, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 7, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.