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Historical Markers and War Memorials in South Pass City, 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg 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)
Location of South Pass City, Wyoming
    Fremont County (100)
    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), 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
2Wyoming (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
3Wyoming (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
4Wyoming (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
5Wyoming (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
6Wyoming (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
7Wyoming (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
8Wyoming (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
9Wyoming (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
10Wyoming (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
11Wyoming (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
12Wyoming (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
 
Apr. 23, 2021