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Near Alcova in Natrona County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fremont Canyon

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 31, 2016
1. Fremont Canyon Marker
Inscription. Fremont Canyon was named after General John Charles Fremont, who explored the canyon in 1842 when he was a Lieutenant in the Army. Pathfinder Dam located three miles upstream was also named for the explorer known as the "Pathfinder" who was instrumental in mapping the west. Fremont attempted to navigated this canyon by boat on August 24, 1842. The attempt resulted in failure as the boat and all provisions were lost.
The vertical cliffs are over 200 feet (61m) high at this site near the canyon entrance and exceed 500 feet (152m) in some areas. This scenic canyon is popular with rock climbers, eagles, and a variety of wildlife.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation.
 
Location. 42° 28.272′ N, 106° 47.703′ W. Marker is near Alcova, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker is on Fremont Canyon Road (County Route 408) near Kortes Road (County Route 407), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alcova WY 82620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fremont Canyon Power Plant (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alcova Reservoir (approx. 5.6 miles away);
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 31, 2016
2. Fremont Canyon Marker
Pathfinder Dam Construction (approx. 7.6 miles away); Lure of the West (approx. 13.1 miles away); And On the Horizon... (approx. 13.1 miles away); Marking Their Progress (approx. 13.1 miles away); A Look Back (approx. 13.1 miles away); Willow Springs (approx. 14.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alcova.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the scenic overlook on the north side of the river where the Fremont Canyon Bridge crosses the river.
 
Categories. ExplorationNatural Features
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 31, 2016
3. Fremont Canyon
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 31, 2016
4. Fremont Canyon
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 31, 2016
5. Fremont Canyon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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