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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fremont County, Wyoming

Clickable Map of Fremont County, Wyoming and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Fremont County, WY (100) Carbon County, WY (60) Hot Springs County, WY (22) Natrona County, WY (100) Park County, WY (187) Sublette County, WY (36) Sweetwater County, WY (86) Teton County, WY (83) Washakie County, WY (17)  FremontCounty(100) Fremont County (100)  CarbonCounty(60) Carbon County (60)  HotSpringsCounty(22) Hot Springs County (22)  NatronaCounty(100) Natrona County (100)  ParkCounty(187) Park County (187)  SubletteCounty(36) Sublette County (36)  SweetwaterCounty(86) Sweetwater County (86)  TetonCounty(83) Teton County (83)  WashakieCounty(17) Washakie County (17)
Adjacent to Fremont County, Wyoming
    Carbon County (60)
    Hot Springs County (22)
    Natrona County (100)
    Park County (187)
    Sublette County (36)
    Sweetwater County (86)
    Teton County (83)
    Washakie County (17)
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1Wyoming (Fremont County), Atlantic City — Atlantic City: Surviving the Bust
Centrally located on the gold-bearing vein in the area, mines literally surrounded Atlantic City by the fall of 1868. The townspeople soon fostered a thriving business community. In addition to sawmills and blacksmith shops, Atlantic City boasted of . . . Map (db m80134) HM
2Wyoming (Fremont County), Atlantic City — Fort Stambaugh, 1870-1878
was established to protect from Indians the gold mining camps of South Pass City, Atlantic City, Miners’ Delight, and others. It was named for 1st Lt. Charles B. Stambaugh, 2nd Cavalry, U.S.A. who was shot from his horse by Indians when defending a . . . Map (db m80145) HM
3Wyoming (Fremont County), Atlantic City — Miner’s DelightIs not abandoned!
Entering Miner’s Delight, you’ll be struck by the mystery and charm of an old west ghost town. The weather, brown logs command as much interest as a clear blue sky are reflected in the glassy surface of the beaver ponds. How do these buildings stay . . . Map (db m162424) HM
4Wyoming (Fremont County), Atlantic City — Miners Delight: The Boom’s Broken PromisesThe Boom’s Broken Promises
As the news of gold spread, the Sweetwater Mining District filled with miners who established Hamilton City about two miles east of here in 1867. The following year, the name of the town changed to Miners Delight, after a highly productive nearby . . . Map (db m80133) HM
5Wyoming (Fremont County), Crowheart — Crowheart Butte
In March, 1866, a battle was fought in this vicinity between Shoshone and Bannock Indians on one side and Crow Indians on the other. The contest was waged for the supremacy of hunting grounds in the Wind River basin. Crowheart Butte was so named . . . Map (db m96243) HM
6Wyoming (Fremont County), Crowheart — The Riverton Project
Portions of the High Plains were not settled until the early 20th century because water was needed for irrigation. Responding to pressure for Western settlement, Congress created the Reclamation Service in 1902. Its purpose was to develop water . . . Map (db m96242) HM
7Wyoming (Fremont County), Crowheart — Wyoming Winds
On the wind-blown mountain slopes south and west of Dubois winters the world’s largest herd of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. The bighorn once was found throughout all mountain habitats of the Rockies: today its range is but a remnant. The . . . Map (db m96241) HM
8Wyoming (Fremont County), Dubois — Tie Hack MemorialRailroads and the West
Hacked and Stacked Ties were made from trees hacked and cut by hand...hence the name "tie hack." Tie hacks were a special breed of loggers who could quickly fell, limb a tree, and fashion the tie down to the specification demanded. . . . Map (db m96316) HM
9Wyoming (Fremont County), Dubois — Union Pass
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 . . . Map (db m96244) HM
10Wyoming (Fremont County), Dubois — Union Pass
Union Pass, so named in 1860 by Captain William F. Raynolds during the Hayden Surveys of Wyoming, provides access across the Continental Divide in the Northern Wind River Mountains. Ancient peoples used this pass for centuries, with use by fur . . . Map (db m96313) HM
11Wyoming (Fremont County), Fort Washakie — Block House
Built in 1869. A Refuge for Women and Children in Times of Danger. Map (db m96166) HM
12Wyoming (Fremont County), Fort Washakie — Fort Washakie World War II Veterans Memorial
In Memory of Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice in World War II Sherman Redman • Lee Wadda • Gordon E. Burt • Elwin Elmer • George W. Antelope • Claude Goggles • William Trosper • Loren McC. Frank • Richard Pogue • Louis Bishop • John L. Brown . . . Map (db m96240) WM
13Wyoming (Fremont County), Fort Washakie — Mrs. Maggie Richards and Mrs. Hall
Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Maggie Richards and Mrs. Hall Pioneer White Settlers Killed July 23rd, A.D. 1873 by a raiding band of hostile Sioux Indians in their ranch home on the site of the present city of . . . Map (db m96197) HM
14Wyoming (Fremont County), Fort Washakie — Sacajawea
Guide of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1805 Grave 2 miles west ➳Map (db m96165) HM
15Wyoming (Fremont County), Fort Washakie — SacajaweaBaptiste Charbonneau — Bazil —
(Three monuments are treated here as one marker:) Sacajawea Died April 9, 1894 A guide with the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1805-1806 Identified, 1907 by Rev. J. Roberts who officiated at her burial Dedicated in the . . . Map (db m96168) HM
16Wyoming (Fremont County), Fort Washakie — Sacajawea
Burial Register on File at Roberts Mission Pages 114-115 Day: 1884 • Date: April 9 • No.: 10 • Names: Bazil's Mother (Shoshone) • Age BCC: 100 • Residence: Shoshone Agency • Cause of Death: Old Age • Place of Burial: Burial ground Shoshone Agency • . . . Map (db m96203) HM
17Wyoming (Fremont County), Fort Washakie — Sacajawea Cemetery
This cemetery is named for the Shoshone woman who became an invaluable guide, interpreter and translator to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Fifteen year old Sacajawea accompanied her husband, fur trader Charbonneau, when he joined the Corps of . . . Map (db m96202) HM
18Wyoming (Fremont County), Fort Washakie — The Right Rev. George Maxwell Randall, D.D.
This tablet is erected to the memory of The Right Rev. George Maxwell Randall, D.D. Bishop of Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico. Born Nov. 23, 1810. Died Sept. 28, 1873. Who held his last service in this building on its former site at . . . Map (db m96201) HM
19Wyoming (Fremont County), Fort Washakie — The Shoshone-Episcopal Mission Boarding School
This school was founded by the Reverend John Roberts. Born in Wales, in 1853, Roberts was for 66 years a missionary to the Shoshones. "Our hope is in the children and the young people, the old people can't hear!" So spoke Washakie, Chief of . . . Map (db m96167) HM
20Wyoming (Fremont County), Fort Washakie — Washakie
The Great Shoshone Chief, a skilled hunter, strategist, and warrior against his tribal enemies was noted for his friendship towards the white man. He united his people. He was born about 1804 and died February 20, 1900. Shoshone Indian Reservation . . . Map (db m96204) HM
21Wyoming (Fremont County), Hudson — Bonneville Cabins
Five hundred yards northwest of this marker stood the Bonneville Cabins, built by Captain B.L.E. Bonneville in 1835 to store his trade goods. Three cabins were constructed and later two more. They were long known as “The Five Cabins, : the . . . Map (db m80128) HM
22Wyoming (Fremont County), Hudson — World War II
In Memoriam ★ Christando, John ★ Hoyt, William David Jr. ★ Homec, Frank Edward ★ Gotten Gaspero ★ Valluskey, John Arthur In Honor Of Allen, John • Alexander, Sterling, Jr. • Burkus, Albert . . . Map (db m167192) WM
23Wyoming (Fremont County), Jeffrey City — Gold Flakes to Yellowcake Historic Mine Trail
The Historic Mine Trail and Byway Program designated the Gold Flakes to Yellowstone Historic Mine Trail in 2005. This trail links significant finds of gold, iron ore, and uranium, each of which played important roles in Wyoming's history. The . . . Map (db m67009) HM
24Wyoming (Fremont County), Jeffrey City — Ice Slough
Ice Slough is a small stream that flows into the Sweetwater River five miles east of here. In front of this point is a slough (i.e. a marsh or shallow un-drained depression). This slough gave the name to the stream east of here. In the "Ice Slough" . . . Map (db m62076) HM
25Wyoming (Fremont County), Jeffrey City — Jeffrey CityBiggest Bust of Them All
Home on the range, a tiny community consisting of a post office, gas station, and a few souls, sat quiet and undisturbed along this lonesome stretch of highway until the 1950's. That all changed when the nation's uranium industry boomed after World . . . Map (db m67008) HM
26Wyoming (Fremont County), Jeffrey City — Pony Express
The need was there Competing with time, harsh climates, long distances, tough terrain and the hostility of numerous Indian bands, the Pony Express carried the mail 1600 miles across the West. From April 4, 1860 to October 24, 1861, . . . Map (db m69604) HM
27Wyoming (Fremont County), Jeffrey City — Split Rock
Originally called the Emigrant Road, the Oregon Trail was the main route of westward expansion from 1812 to 1869. An estimated 500,000 people journeyed past here in search of new lands and new lives in the West. Because of its unique shape, . . . Map (db m62092) HM
28Wyoming (Fremont County), Jeffrey City — Split Rock
A famous natural landmark used by Indians, trappers, and emigrants on the Oregon Trail. Site of Split Rock Pony Express 1860-1861, stage and telegraph station is on the south side of the Sweetwater. Split Rock can be seen as a cleft on the . . . Map (db m67007) HM
29Wyoming (Fremont County), Jeffrey City — Split Rock
Split Rock was a relay station during the turbulent 18 month life of the Pony Express. The Express operated at a gallop, speeding mail across the West in only 10 days. However, because of the "talking wire," its days were numbered. The telegraph . . . Map (db m69603) HM
30Wyoming (Fremont County), Jeffrey City — Split Rock Meadows
Shoshone, Arapaho, Crow and Sioux Indians occupied this pleasant valley long before the Oregon Trail, which changed their cultures and life styles forever. This led to tragic warfare and the eventual loss of country they had called their own. . . . Map (db m69602) HM
31Wyoming (Fremont County), Jeffrey City — Trails to Opportunity
The Oregon Trail was American’s main street west. Building upon American Indians footpaths, emigrants bound for the Pacific Northwest used the trail. They were soon followed by Mormons fleeing persecution, gold seekers rushing to California and the . . . Map (db m95744) HM
32Wyoming (Fremont County), Jeffrey City — Wild HorsesA Western Legacy
Wild horses, managed by the Bureau of Land Management, live around Green Mountain which is located on the opposite side of the highway. You many see bands of wild horses roaming public land on the south side of the road. Wild horses are distant . . . Map (db m95774) HM
33Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — "The Sinks"
“The Sinks” are a series of cracks and crevices at the back of the cavern before you. The water of the Popo Agie River flows into the Sinks. It then reappears at the “Rise of the Sinks,” a large calm pool ¼ mile down canyon. . . . Map (db m95824) HM
34Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Beaver Rim and the Wind River Range
Viewed from Beaver Rim, the Wind River Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountain chain, boast 53 granite peaks over 13,000 feet high. The Continental Divide runs the length of the Wind River Range. Water on the east side of the Continental Divide flows . . . Map (db m67012) HM
35Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Borner's Garden SchoolhouseCirca 1881
This schoolhouse was built by John Borner along the Old Indian Trail near the mouth of Sinks Canyon. Mr. Borner was well known by residents of Lander for is large, plentiful garden. He was married in 1875 to Lena (Jenny) Canary, the sister of the . . . Map (db m95865) HM
36Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Bossert Building1893 — Lander Bake Shop —
This unique ornate building has been on Lander's Main Street since 1893. Built by Thomas J. Bossert and it was used for his dry goods store. He ran it as a "cash only" store. He advertised clothing at lower prices than every offered in Lander. He . . . Map (db m95870) HM
37Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Dallas Dome Oil Field
Site of Wyoming's First Oil Well - 1884Map (db m96365) HM
38Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Fremont Hotel1891 — Central Bank & Trust —
The Fremont served guests for eighty years on the corner of Main and 3rd, from 1891 to 1971. Jerry Sheehan had the foresight to build an out-of-the ordinary hotel in an isolated western town. Mr. Sheehan was no stranger to the hotel business. Prior . . . Map (db m95872) HM
39Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Gold Flakes to Yellowcake Historic Mine Trail
The Historic Mine Trail and Byway Program designated the Gold Flakes to Yellowstone Historic Mine Trail in 2005. This trail links significant finds of gold, iron ore, and uranium, each of which played important roles in Wyoming's history. The . . . Map (db m67011) HM
40Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Gold Flakes to Yellowcake Historic Mine Trail
The Historic Mine Trail and Byway Program designated the Gold Flakes to Yellowstone Historic Mine Trail in 2005. This trail links significant finds of gold, iron ore, and uranium, each of which played important roles in Wyoming's history. The . . . Map (db m67015) HM
41Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — I.O.O.F. Building
This building located at 202 Main Street in Lander, WY has weathered over a century of storied & varied history. The building before you was commissioned by, & constructed for, the local International Order of Odd Fellows in 1886. Initially the Odd . . . Map (db m131600) HM
42Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — IOOF Building - Golden Rule Store1886 — Forge Bar & Grill —
In 1886, the social society, the International Order of Odd Fellows, funded the construction of this brick building.  The Odd Fellows held their meeting upstairs which was reported as handsomely furnished, and was supplied with “electric . . . Map (db m95965) HM
43Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Killed Here By Indians
In Memoriam Dr. Barr, Jerome Mason, Harvey Morgan, Killed Here By Indians June 27, 1870Map (db m95778) HM
44Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Lander Hotel1874 — Grand Theater —
The Lander Hotel was one of the first businesses on Lander’s dusty Main Street.  It began as an eating place and stopover for bull-team freighters on their way to Fort Washakie. It was a one-story, four-room log building built by Ben Decora.  Later . . . Map (db m95961) HM
45Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Lander Valley Historical Sites
Scouts and Trappers visited this area by 1811 and rendezvous were held in 1829, in 1830, and in 1836. Camp Magraw, 1857, site 2.1 miles north. Fort Thompson, 1857-1858, was located 4.4 miles north of here. Camp Augur, 1869-1870, became . . . Map (db m95785) HM
46Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Lander's Mill1888 — Lander's Mill —
By 1887-88 the farmers were pushing for a local flour mill and went as far as putting up some of their own money to entice someone to take on the project.  At that time, wheat was grown in abundance but little was sold except as chicken feed.  J. D. . . . Map (db m95967) HM
47Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — M.N Baldwin Co.1884 — Crux Coffee —
Major Noyes Baldwin and his wife, Josephine Wright Baldwin, were some of the earliest settlers in the Lander Valley. Before establishing the dry good store in Lander, he had a trading post near Hudson, Wyoming, a log trading post on Baldwin Creek, . . . Map (db m95946) HM
48Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Main StreetLander, Wyoming
J.K. Moore, post trader at Fort Washakie, built the large store shown in mid-photo in the early 1880s. It was later to be one of the most elaborate saloons in the entire west, fitted out with glassware and furniture cut in the shape of diamonds. . . . Map (db m95868) HM
49Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Narcissa Prentiss WhitmanEliza. Hart Spalding
Narcissa Prentiss Whitman. Eliza. Hart Spalding. First white women to cross this Pass July 4, 1836 Map (db m80500) HM
50Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Noble Hotel1918 — National Outdoor Leadership School —
The Noble Hotel has been a landmark in downtown Lander since it was built in 1918. The grand hotel was built to serve visitors from the East on their way to Yellowstone. Harold Del Monte bought the hotel in 1929 and set out to recreate the Noble as . . . Map (db m95947) HM
51Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Noble Lane Building1891 — 320 Main Street —
This building was the second home to the Noble and Lane Mercantile Business. The face of the mercantile building has changed.  It was originally built by Worden P. Noble and Albert D. Lane in 1891.   The stone building next to it is where their . . . Map (db m95944) HM
52Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Old Oregon Trail
Old Oregon Trail 1843-57 Map (db m80503) HM
53Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Oregon Buttes
To the south stand the Oregon Buttes, a major trail landmark. The name is significant because the Buttes were roughly the beginning of the Oregon Territory and also helped keep emigrants encouraged, even though there were still hundreds of miles of . . . Map (db m80499) HM
54Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Palace Pharmacy, Albany Hotel, US Post Office1891 — 119 South 2nd Street —
In 1891, Eugene Amoretti, successful businessman and one of the “town fathers,” financed the construction of this building.  It was the original home of the Palace Pharmacy.  The building was large enough to house many different . . . Map (db m95970) HM
55Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Popo Agie Power
In 1919 the Sinks Canyon Hydro Electric Company built a power plant in the canyon to provide electricity for Lander. A dam was built upstream of the Sinks. The dam diverted part of the Popo Agie River into a pipeline which carried the water to the . . . Map (db m95820) HM
56Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Red Canyon
Red Canyon is cooperatively managed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the State of Wyoming, the Bureau of Land Management and private landowners. The spectacular orange and red sandstone formations you see here have been exposed through . . . Map (db m80132) HM
57Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Red Canyon Wildlife Habitat Management Area
The Red Canyon Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA) before you is a crucial part of the entire winter range complex along the Southern Wind River Mountains in the Lander Area. The 1785 acres of the Red Canyon WHMA were purchased in 1958 primarily . . . Map (db m96368) HM
58Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Rock Creek
In 1842, gold was first found in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming by a fur trapper, Georgia Tom Mckeever of the American Fur Company. Mckeever passed before he could get his gold to an assayer, leaving location unknown. Given the hostile . . . Map (db m152989) HM
59Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Rocky Ridge
At 7000 feet above sea level, Rocky Ridge is the highest point on the Mormon and Oregon Trails. This elevation, lack of water, and rugged landscape presented a challenge to early pioneers. The trail over Rocky Ridge is approximately two miles long . . . Map (db m96621) HM
60Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Sinks CanyonCorridor to the Winds
From the time the glaciers of the last Ice Age retreated about 16,000 years ago, people have journeyed into Sinks Canyon. The canyon is a natural pathway into and over the southern Wind River Mountains. For thousands of years people, and wildlife, . . . Map (db m95818) HM
61Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Sinks Canyon - Corridor to the Winds
The heavily timbered slope before you provides excellent habitat for many species of wildlife. Douglas Fir trees with Oregon Grape, Mountain Lover, Snowberry, Wild Rose and many other shrubs in the under story, cover the slope. Vegetation is thicker . . . Map (db m95825) HM
62Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Site of Fort Augur1869 - 70
Fort Brown 1870 - 78Map (db m95867) HM
63Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Site of Fort McGraw
1857 Site of Fort McGraw (sic) Rendezvous of Scouts & Trappers 1812 - 1835 Another marker, next to the Site of Fort McGraw marker, is currently missing, but its text is provided below: Site of Fort Thompson or Camp . . . Map (db m80129) HM
64Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Site of Fort Thompson or Camp Magraw
In 1856 the United States Congress appropriated money to build the central division of the Fort Kearney-South Pass-Honey Lake Wagon Road from Nebraska to California. W.M.F. Magraw was appointed superintendent by the Secretary of the Interior. He was . . . Map (db m96164) HM
65Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — South Pass
The South Pass, in which you are now located, is perhaps the most significant transportation-gateway through the Rocky Mountains. Indians, mountain men, Oregon Trail emigrants, Pony Express riders, and miners all recognized the value of this . . . Map (db m67016) HM
66Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — South PassOn Top of the World
From where you're standing South Pass doesn't look all that remarkable. But compared to the rugged Wind River Mountains, it can easily be recognized as a type of gateway. Nevertheless, crossing the Continental Divide into "Oregon Country" was a . . . Map (db m67020) HM
67Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — South Pass
Even after the discovery of South Pass in 1824, it was years before the route was used extensively. Fur trapper/trader William Sublette brought a small caravan of wagons to South Pass in 1828. While his party did not take wagons over the pass, they . . . Map (db m67021) HM
68Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — South Pass
South Pass was discovered in 1812 by a small band of Astorians led by Robert Stuart as they traveled east with dispatches for John Jacob Astor. It was “rediscovered” in 1824 by a party led by Jedediah Smith as they searched for a winter . . . Map (db m80501) HM
69Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — The Atlantic City ProjectThe Iron Ore Boom and Bust
The hills of the Sweetwater Mining District hold various minerals, and beginning in the 1960s, iron ore mining provided an economic boom for the area. In 1960 the U.S. Steel Corporation broke ground on the nation's highest open pit iron ore mine at . . . Map (db m67014) HM
70Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — The Corridor West
The trail over South Pass is a transportation corridor which served many purposes. In addition to being the route to Oregon and California, it was used by Mormon pioneers and by the Pony Express. A great exodus to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 . . . Map (db m67019) HM
71Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — The Fur Trade
The demand for beaver pelts in the early 1800s led to the exploration and eventual settlement of the American West. South Pass was part of a major thoroughfare through the Rockies and its discovery is significant to the era known as the fur trade. . . . Map (db m67022) HM
72Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail In memory of those who passed this way to win and hold the West Plaque placed by the Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming 1950 Map (db m80504) HM
73Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — The Rise of the Sinks
The Rise of the Sinks is a large spring where the water of the middle fork of the Popo Agie River reappears after flowing into a limestone cavern called the Sinks, located a quarter of a mile upstream. The water flows underground following an . . . Map (db m95819) HM
74Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — The Way West
With South Pass behind them, Oregon and California-bound travelers faced the second half of their journey. The roughest travel was yet to come. From Missouri to South Pass, emigrants were able to follow rivers. But from South Pass to Oregon and . . . Map (db m67018) HM
75Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Willie Rescue Site
The James G. Willie Handcart Company was rescued on October 21, 1856 by a rescue party sent by Brigham Young. 21 members of the Willie Company perished in this valley due to a severe winter storm and lack of clothing and food. Captain Willie left in . . . Map (db m96622) HM
76Wyoming (Fremont County), Riverton — Trappers, Traders and Explorers
In memory of the Trappers, Traders and Explorers, who established the Rendezvous at the Junction of the Little and Big Wind Rivers Map (db m80127) HM
77Wyoming (Fremont County), Shoshoni — “Wild Sheep and Wild Fire”
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep once roamed much of the western United States. Now, these magnificent animals are found in only a fraction of their historic range. Human expansion, disease, market hunting and fire suppression all contributed to the . . . Map (db m88979) HM
78Wyoming (Fremont County), Shoshoni — Boysen Dam and Reservoir Today
In 1952, dignitaries dedicated a new dam built by the Bureau of Reclamation, one and half miles upstream from Asmus Boysen’s historic dam. Construction began with blasting of a tunnel to divert the river and included relocation of both the highway . . . Map (db m88138) HM
79Wyoming (Fremont County), Shoshoni — Boysen's Historic Dam
In the early 1900s, Asmus Boysen, a Danish immigrant and successful businessman, dreamt to building a dam that would provide water and power to Central Wyoming. The dam was to be an engineering achievement, spanning 180 feet high and 124 feet long, . . . Map (db m167191) HM
80Wyoming (Fremont County), Shoshoni — Geology of the Wind River Canyon
      The Wind River Canyon provides a unique slice through geologic time. While driving through the canyon, you can see rocks that were deposited when life was beginning and when Wyoming was covered by a sea with a tropical climate similar to the . . . Map (db m88141) HM
81Wyoming (Fremont County), Shoshoni — Site of Original Boysen DamWyoming
      Mule teams hauled the materials for the original Boysen Dam, built here in the early 1900s by Asmus Boysen to provide power for his gold and copper mining interests in this area. A few years later when the Burlington Railroad built through . . . Map (db m88147) HM
82Wyoming (Fremont County), Shoshoni — Wind River Canyon
Boysen Dam, completed in 1951, marks the southern margin of the east-west trending Owl Creek Mountains and the Wind River Canyon. Drained by the north flowing Wind River, the canyon is 14 miles long, 1.3-2 miles wide and 2,400 feet deep where it . . . Map (db m70611) HM
83Wyoming (Fremont County), South Pass City — Crushing Gold Ore
An arrastra is a type of primitive mill used to crush ore and extract gold and silver. Water diverted from Willow Creek turned the large water wheel to provide power. A drive shaft connected to the wheel rotated a series of cogwheels that in turn . . . Map (db m154156) HM
84Wyoming (Fremont County), South Pass City — Esther Hobart Morris
Two related, side-by-side markers pay tribute to Esther Hobart Morris. Home & office site of Esther Hobart Morris First woman Justice of the Peace in the World Feb. 14, 1870 . . . Map (db m80149) HM
85Wyoming (Fremont County), South Pass City — First Masonic Lodge in Wyoming
1869 - 1925 Site of First Masonic Lodge in Wyoming No. 28 under jurisdiction of Nebraska Now Wyoming Lodge No. Two Lander, Wyoming Map (db m80150) HM
86Wyoming (Fremont County), South Pass City — How a Stamp Mill Works
As early as 300 BC, the Greeks use the primary components of a stamp mill - drive wheel, cams, and stamps - for pounding and hauling grain. The concept was adapted to crushing ore and became widely used in America as a gold recovery process. . . . Map (db m154146) HM
87Wyoming (Fremont County), South Pass City — Lander Cut-Off on the Oregon Trail
In 1858, this ancient path, which had been used by Indians, explorers and mountain men as a short cut to the Snake River country was developed by Frederick Lander in to an alternate route on the Oregon Trail. What is commonly called the Lander Trail . . . Map (db m80161) HM
88Wyoming (Fremont County), South Pass City — Meadows in the Sage
With spring, the meadow grasses and broad-leafed plants, called forbs, emerge green and succulent. Antelope, mule deer, and elk wintering south and west of here return each spring to the green grass and forb meadows found in the sagebrush desert and . . . Map (db m96700) HM
89Wyoming (Fremont County), South Pass City — Pacific Springs
For many emigrants, the first tangible evidence that the had crossed South Pass was Pacific Springs, "the fountain source of the Pacific streams," according to pioneer Joseph Goldsborough Bruff. The broad expanse of the pass from Pacific Springs . . . Map (db m96660) HM
90Wyoming (Fremont County), South Pass City — South Pass and South Pass City
A region rich in history. A city rich in gold. From 1812 to 1868 this open country at the end of the Wind River Mountains provided a passage - the only passage - through the Rocky Mountain barrier of the Continental Divide for some 500,000 westering . . . Map (db m80160) HM
91Wyoming (Fremont County), South Pass City — South Pass CityWyoming
Founded 1868 A Great Gold Camp Part of Wyoming’s historical heritage. Acquired for preservation May 18, 1966, with funds raised by Wyoming;s 75th Anniversary Commission Inc., its advisers, county committees and people of . . . Map (db m80162) HM
92Wyoming (Fremont County), South Pass City — South Pass City: Wyoming’s Biggest Gold Boom and Bust
Emigrant travelers on their way west likely discovered small amounts of gold in the 1840’s, but it took until 1868 for the first mining claims to be staked. Word of the new gold rush spread and the summer of 1868 brought an influx of people from . . . Map (db m80148) HM
93Wyoming (Fremont County), South Pass City — The Carissa Mine: Cycle of Boom and Bust
Thousands rushed to the South Pass area following the find of substantial gold deposits at the Carissa Mine in 1867. As the boom gained steam, the Carissa sat at the center of mining development, serving as the primary economic force for South Pass . . . Map (db m80146) HM
94Wyoming (Fremont County), South Pass City — 27 — Willie’s Handcart Company
Captain James G. Willie’s Handcart Company of Mormon emigrants on the way to Utah, greatly exhausted by the deep snow of an early winter and suffering form lack of food and clothing, had assembled here for reorganization by relief parties from Utah, . . . Map (db m80154) HM
95Wyoming (Fremont County), Sweetwater Station — Oregon Trail1841
Continental Divide at South Pass 35 miles WestMap (db m95775) HM
96Wyoming (Fremont County), Sweetwater Station — Sixth Crossing
Oregon-Mormon Trail and Sixth Crossing of Sweetwater River Willie Handcart Company rescue site, 21 October 1856 and burial site of John Winford and eight others from that company John Linford Born 28 August 1808 England Died . . . Map (db m95742) HM
97Wyoming (Fremont County), Sweetwater Station — Sweetwater Station
The modern burg of Sweetwater Station is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 287 and State Route 135 in central Wyoming along the Sweetwater River. It is a place of scenic beauty and historic significance. Prehistoric groups camped along the . . . Map (db m95745) HM
98Wyoming (Fremont County), Sweetwater Station — Sweetwater WillowsWyoming's Wildlife
In summer, the trilling “Kroo-oo-oo” of the sandhill crane is heard along the Sweetwater River. The endangered whooping crane has been seen in the marshy meadows immediately south of this spot. The Sweetwater’s wide floodplain, enhanced . . . Map (db m95747) HM
99Wyoming (Fremont County), Sweetwater Station — The Sweetwater Valley
The Sweetwater Valley is the mid-section of the 2000 mile-long Oregon Trail. West of Casper, Wyoming, branches of that trail, meld into a single transportation corridor and here, paralleling the serpentine Sweetwater River, the trail approaches the . . . Map (db m95776) HM
100Wyoming (Fremont County), Sweetwater Station — 537 — Women of Sixth Crossing
Late in the year of 1856, the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies and the Hunt and Hodgetts Wagon Companies left Iowa City for their journey westward. Near this spot, these companies crossed the Sweetwater River for the sixth time, thus the name . . . Map (db m95743) HM
Apr. 17, 2021