Near Lander in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Willie Rescue Site
A partial listing of the members of the Willie Handcart Company that died in this valley are as follows: George Curtis 64 • Peter Hansen 40 • Richard Hardwick 63 • James Henderson 55 • John James • John Knuckles 60 • Julius Larsen 3 mo. • Sophia
Erected 1992 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Riverton Wyoming Stake.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mormon Pioneer Trail marker series.
Location. 42° 28.256′ N, 108° 24.576′ W. Marker is near Lander, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker is on Oregon Trail, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is approximately 14 miles as the crow flies southwest of Sweetwater Station. Marker is in this post office area: Lander WY 82520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rocky Ridge (approx. 1½ miles away); Sixth Crossing (approx. 9.7 miles away); Beaver Rim and the Wind River Range (approx. 10 miles away); Gold Flakes to Yellowcake Historic Mine Trail (approx. 10 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is approximately 10 miles as the crow flies southwest of Sweetwater Station.
Also see . . . Mormon handcart pioneers - Wikipedia. Motivated to join their fellow Church members in Utah but lacking funds for full ox or horse teams, nearly 3,000 Mormon pioneers from England, Wales, Scotland and Scandinavia made the journey from Iowa or Nebraska (Submitted on August 9, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.