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Near Dubois in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Union Pass

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
1. Union Pass Marker
Inscription.
Westbound Astorians led by Wilson Price Hunt in September, 1811, passed through Dubois region, over Union Pass, and on to the mouth of the Columbia River to explore a line of communication and to locate sites for fur trading posts across the continent for John Jacob Astor.
In the party were Mackenzie, Crooks, Miller, McClellen, Reed, 11 hunters, interpreters and guides; 45 Canadian engages, an Indian woman and her 2 children.

 
Erected 1956 by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
 
Location. 43° 35.94′ N, 109° 47.094′ W. Marker is near Dubois, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Union Pass Road on U.S. 287. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4651 U.S. Highway 287, Dubois WY 82513, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Union Pass (a few steps from this marker); Tie Hack Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker may be hidden behind a gravel pile.
 
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Union Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
2. Union Pass Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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