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Near Farson in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Tri-Territory Historic Site

 
 
Tri-Territory Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2016
1. Tri-Territory Historic Site Marker
Inscription. Marking the common boundary of the Louisiana Purchase (1803) The Northwest Territory (1846) and Mexico (1848). The Site is located where the Continental Divide crosses the 42nd parallel North Latitude.
 
Erected 1967 by Kiwanis Clubs of Lander, Rawlings, Riverton & Rock Springs, Wyoming.
 
Location. 42° 0′ N, 108° 55.032′ W. Marker is near Farson, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker is on BLM Road 4102 near County Route 83, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farson WY 82932, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Tri-Territory Historic Site (a few steps from this marker).
 
More about this marker. It is a 31 mile drive on dirt and gravel roads to the location of the Tri-Territory Historic Site. From Wyoming Highway 28 take Sweetwater County Road 21 (Bar X Road) and Sweetwater County Road 83 (Freighter Gap Road) to BLM Road 4102, then turn south for 2 or 3 miles. The route to Tri-Territory Historic Site is well-marked by BLM signs.
 
Regarding Tri-Territory Historic Site. It is hard to imagine that
Tri-Territory Historic Site and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2016
2. Tri-Territory Historic Site and Marker
anything ever happened at so isolated a location, but at this spot three nations, Mexico, Great Britain and the United States, met; three nations that competed for and fought for control of the North American continent.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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