Dayton in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Syncline Thrust Fault
Across the road is a thrust fault / syncline formation, exposed by the road cut. The fault occurred when pressure caused the rock layers to push up creating the non-conforming layers and downward fold (syncline). The Big Horn Mountains reached their highest elevation about 60 million years ago. Uplift of the area by movement of the Earth’s crust caused this folding.
Erected by Bighorn National Forest.
Location. 44° 49.301′ N, 107° 19.327′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker is on U.S. 14, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the eastern entrance of Bighorn National Forest. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton WY 82836, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hogback (approx. half a mile away); Fallen City (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Woman Mayor in Wyoming (approx. 4.7 miles away); Dayton Community Hall (approx. 4.7 miles away); Tongue River Crossing (approx. 6.8 miles away); Stagecoach Roads in Sheridan County (approx. Bozeman Trail (approx. 6.9 miles away); Ohlman Postoffice and Stage Station (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
More about this marker. A picture on the left side of the marker depicts the formation that is described in the text of the marker.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.