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Historical Markers and War Memorials in South Pass City, Wyoming
Location of South Pass City, Wyoming
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|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|
|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|
| 1869 - 1925
First Masonic Lodge in Wyoming
under jurisdiction of Nebraska
Wyoming Lodge No. Two
Lander, Wyoming — — Map (db m80150) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
| 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|