“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Big Piney, Wyoming

Clickable Map of Sublette 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> Sublette County, WY (48) Fremont County, WY (111) Lincoln County, WY (30) Sweetwater County, WY (86) Teton County, WY (83)  SubletteCounty(48) Sublette County (48)  FremontCounty(111) Fremont County (111)  LincolnCounty(30) Lincoln County (30)  SweetwaterCounty(86) Sweetwater County (86)  TetonCounty(83) Teton County (83)
Pinedale is the county seat for Sublette County
Big Piney is in Sublette County
      Sublette County (48)  
      Fremont County (111)  
      Lincoln County (30)  
      Sweetwater County (86)  
      Teton County (83)  
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1Wyoming (Sublette County), Big Piney — "Hear Was Hundreds of Emigrants"
If you were here in the late 1860's, this quiet setting would be alive with noises from livestock, people, wagons, and water. As you continue along the trail, imagine sights and sounds of busy emigrants crossing the river and camping here. A . . . Map (db m96869) HM
2Wyoming (Sublette County), Big Piney — "We Busy Ourselves in Various Ways"
With an abundant supply of water, grass, and wood, many emigrants camped at least one night at the New Fork River. Laying over allowed emigrants to catch up on chores, rest and even play. We busy ourselves in various ways - some get a fine . . . Map (db m100363) HM
3Wyoming (Sublette County), Big Piney — 19th Century Interstate HighwayThe Lander Trail
The Lander Trail, part of the Congressionally designated California National Historic Trail, was a shortcut of the main emigrant trails to California and Oregon, as well as to the new gold fields in Montana and Idaho. Emigrants started their . . . Map (db m96954) HM
4Wyoming (Sublette County), Big Piney — Building the Lander Trail
The swale (small trench) running left to right in front of you is a remnant of the old Lander Trail. It is unknown if this swale formed by repeated wagon use or during trail construction. Unlike all previous western emigrant trails - which evolved . . . Map (db m96874) HM
5Wyoming (Sublette County), Big Piney — Crossing the New Fork River
Frederick Lander carefully chose this place for the trail to cross the New Fork River. An island once split the river in two channels, allowing emigrants to ford without a bridge or ferry. There is a large island in the centre (sic), and the . . . Map (db m96872) HM
6Wyoming (Sublette County), Big Piney — Elizabeth Paul
In April 1862 the Thomas Paul family left Fremont, Iowa, for Washington Territory. Mrs. Elizabeth Mortimore Paul, who was pregnant, had a difficult time on the journey west, and here on July 27, 1862, age 32, she died giving birth to a daughter. . . . Map (db m179898) HM
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7Wyoming (Sublette County), Big Piney — LaBarge MeadowLanders Cut-Off
In 1859 during the first year of use, over 13,000 emigrants and 19,000 head of stock passed along the Lander Cut-Off. This area known as LaBarge Meadows was a favorite resting place of the pioneers. The abundant grass provided forage for the large . . . Map (db m179895) HM
8Wyoming (Sublette County), Big Piney — Lander Cut-Off Crossing
At this point the pioneers began their ascent of the mountains, having traveled 106 miles since leaving the main road. The graves nearby are those of emigrants left behind as a result of hardships, accidents and disease. Death was a frequent visitor . . . Map (db m180088) HM
9Wyoming (Sublette County), Big Piney — Lander Cut-Off Incident
In about 1890 an immigrant wagon tipped over at this crossing, A small girl was drowned and was buried in this vicinity. The exact location of garage is unknown.Map (db m179902) HM
10Wyoming (Sublette County), Big Piney — New Fork River Crossing
The Lander Road or "Trail" crosses the New Fork River just beyond this sign. Here, the river was shallow enough to allow emigrant wagons to ford the river without aid of a ferry. The good water, livestock feed, and firewood made this a popular . . . Map (db m180093) HM
11Wyoming (Sublette County), Big Piney — Of Cattle and MenRoute of the Lander Cut-off
You are standing just north of the route taken by thousands of people, cattle and horses migrating west on the Lander Cut-off, the northern fork of the Oregon Trail, starting in 1858. None settled here then. By the late 1870s, cattle from the west . . . Map (db m85813) HM
12Wyoming (Sublette County), Big Piney — Rising to the Challenge of the New Fork River
The water runoff from nearby mountains changes seasonally and from year to year. Emigrants used a variety of methods for crossing, depending on how much water flowed in the New Fork River. Fording the New Fork: Low Water Crossing . . . Map (db m96871) HM
13Wyoming (Sublette County), Big Piney — South Piney CreekLander Cut-Off
The Lander Cut-Off of the Oregon Trail was constructed in 1858. It was the first federally funded road west of the Mississippi River. After leaving the original Oregon Trail near South Pass, the Lander Cut-Off crossed this mountainous region and . . . Map (db m180089) HM
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14Wyoming (Sublette County), Big Piney — The First Engines: Oxen, Mules, and HorsesFive Times More Animals
Livestock outnumbered emigrants five to one on the Lander Trail. A typical emigrant wagon needed four mules or 4-6 oxen to pull a wagon with up to 2,000 pounds of supplies. Emigrants also brought riding horses, milk cows, beef cattle, and even . . . Map (db m100366) HM
15Wyoming (Sublette County), Big Piney — Witherspoon Pass
Lander Cut-Off Oregon Trail Witherspoon Pass Elev. 8752 ft. Map (db m179900) HM
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Sep. 28, 2022