Near Farson in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
One Day at a Time
The Oregon Trail
Upon safely crossed the Green River, emigrants could breath a sigh of relief as another major challenge was now behind them. About 55 miles west on the trail was their next goal. Fort Bridger was less than a weeks journey from where you're standing now.
There were vey few places for travelers to resupply with food staples or purchase fresh animals. The last resupply opportunity was Fort Laramie about 340 miles and one month east of here. At a pace of 12 to 16 miles per day, Utah was a few weeks away. California and Oregon were still month down the trail.
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
Location. 41° 52.813′ N, 109° 48.464′ W. Marker is near Farson, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 28 at milepost 102 near State Highway 372, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (here, next to this marker); Overland to Zion (here, next to this marker); The Lombard Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Crossing the Green River (within shouting distance of this marker); Ferrying Across the Green River (within shouting distance of this marker); "Graves" of the Unknown Emigrants (approx. 12½ miles away); Burial on the Trail (approx. 12½ miles away); Death on the Trail (approx. 12½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farson.
More about this marker. This marker is found at a viewing area in Seedsskadee National Wildlife Refuge. The viewing area is located downstream (south) of west end of the bridge over the Green River.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.