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Alpine in Lincoln County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Astorians

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2015
1. The Astorians Marker
Inscription.
Here in Sept. 1812, the returning Astorians led by Robert Stuart were attacked by the Indians and their horses stolen.
Dedicated July 4, 1939, to commemorate the opening of the Snake River Canyon Road.
Built by Civilian Conservation Corps.
Reconstructed by the Town of Alpine.
Dedicated July 4, 1990, for "Wyoming's Centennial" as a Lasting Legacy-Project.

 
Erected 1990 by Town of Alpine.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 43° 9.611′ N, 111° 1.549′ W. Marker is in Alpine, Wyoming, in Lincoln County. Marker is on U.S. 89 near River Circle, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116486 U.S. Highway 89, Alpine WY 83128, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Baker Cabin (approx. 9.1 miles away); Tincup Creek (approx. 15.2 miles away in Idaho).
 
Also see . . .  The Austrians and the Indians - Native American Netroots. (John Jacob) Astor envisioned a chain of trading posts on the upper Missouri River and a fleet
The Astorians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2015
2. The Astorians Marker
of trading ships that would supply posts on the Columbia River. These ships would also be able to trade along the coast and supply the Russian trading posts in Alaska. The ships would then carry the furs to Canton, China where they would be traded for prized Chinese merchandise which would then be transported to the northeastern United States.
(Submitted on November 13, 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 November 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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