“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Overland Trail Historical Markers

Established by Ben Holliday in 1862 from the remnants of the Overland Stage, this was the principal route for mail and passengers between northeastern Colorado and southwestern Wyoming in the 1860s.
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 8, 2015
Virginia Dale Marker
1 Colorado, Larimer County, Livermore — Virginia Dale
Three-quarters of a mile northwest from this point is the original Virginia Dale famous stage station on the overland route to California, 1862 - 1867. Established by Joseph A. (Jack) Slade and named for his wife, Virginia. Located on . . . Map (db m89595) HM
2 Colorado, Larimer County, Livermore — 244 — Virginia DaleTrails West — Welcome To Colorado —
What a welcome sight Virginia Dale must have been to nineteenth-century travelers. It was one of the largest stagecoach stations on the Overland Trail, offering hot meals and other conveniences to weary passengers - the equivalent, for its day, of . . . Map (db m89639) HM
3 Colorado, Sedgwick County, Julesburg — 19 — Old Julesburg
Due North 1235 Feet is the Original Site of Old Julesburg, named for Jules Beni, whose trading post was established at the "Upper Crossing" of the Platte prior to 1860, junction of Oregon and Overland Trails. Pony Express Station, 1860-61. . . . Map (db m47348) HM
4 Idaho, Bingham County, Blackfoot — 188 — Central Ferry Station
A log structure was erected one half mile north of this site in 1864, which served as a stage station. The Ben Holliday stages use it as a stopping place as did the freighters who passed this way. Mail was unofficially handled here for more than a . . . Map (db m124480) HM
5 Idaho, Elmore County, Mountain Home — Oregon Trail 1864Site of Old Mountain Home Station
Map (db m125753) HM
6 Idaho, Twin Falls County, Hansen — First Trading Post
Historical Spot Stricker Store and Rock Creek Stage Station. Five miles south, one mile west. First Trading Post to be established west of Fort Hall on the Old Oregon Trail in 1863. Map (db m125447) HM
7 Idaho, Twin Falls County, Hansen — Old Rock Creek
This site, Old Rock Creek, was the transportation center for Southcentral, Idaho from August 1864, when Ben Holladay's stage-coach first arrived here at the stage station, until the completion of the railroad on the north side of the Snake River. . . . Map (db m125410) HM
8 Idaho, Twin Falls County, Hansen — 86 — Rock Creek Station
Original building was erected by James Bascom in 1878. The first trading post west of Fort Hall. Station for Pony Express and Ben Halliday (sic, Holladay) Stage Line. The largest artery of wagon travel in United States passed here on old Oregon . . . Map (db m125408) HM
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9 Kansas, Johnson County, Gardner — 6 — Overland Trails
Here US-56 lies directly on the route of the Oregon-California and Santa Fe trails. Nearby, the trails branched. On a rough sign pointing northwest were the words, "Road to Oregon." Another marker directed travelers southwest along the road to Santa . . . Map (db m21669) HM
10 Kansas, Johnson County, Merriam — 03 — The Overland TrailsMerriam Historic Plaza Walking Path
Historic Frontier Trails cut through the territory now known as Merriam. Hundreds of thousands of people emigrated [sic – immigrated] to the western frontiers along the Oregon and California Trails. The Santa Fe, Oregon and California Trails . . . Map (db m46856) HM
11 Kansas, Johnson County, Olathe — Trail Campground..To Farm..To Park
In 1857, Newton Ainsworth claimed this land and allowed the trail travelers to continue camping here. A decade later, the railroads began to make their way west and the great overland trails became a part of history. The need for camping at Lone . . . Map (db m34357) HM
12 Nebraska, York County, York — Moving People and Goods on the Overland Trail
Before the transcontinental railroad was completed, the nation entrusted the West's trade and economic survival to an assortment of muleskinners, bullwhackers and stage drivers. From the early 1850s to 1869, the Overland Trail saw lumbering . . . Map (db m79840) HM
13 Utah, Tooele County, Rush Valley — 98 — Rush Valley StationPony Express 1860-61
St. Joseph, MO. - Sacramento, Cal. Also Overland Stage & Freight Route 1858-1868 This monument constructed by enrollees U.S. Grazing Division, C.C.C. Camp G-154, Company 2517Map (db m149988) HM
14 Wyoming, Albany County, Laramie — Big Laramie Stage Station
From 1849 through the end of the 19th century, thousands followed the Overland Trail into Wyoming, across the Laramie Plains, to a toll bridge near tree on the Laramie River. The historic crossing of the marshy plains consisted of a corduroy road . . . Map (db m89621) HM
15 Wyoming, Albany County, Laramie — Old Overland Trail
The first stone erected in Albany Co. to mark the Old Overland Trail 1862 - 1868 Map (db m89622) HM
16 Wyoming, Albany County, Laramie — The Overland Trail
The route that later became the Overland Trail was followed in 1825 by William Ashley and members of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, who entered the Laramie Valley from the south, forded the Medicine Bow River near Elk Mountain, and crossed the . . . Map (db m89623) HM
17 Wyoming, Albany County, Tie Siding — The Overland Stage Line
This stone marks the place where The Overland Stage Line on its way to the West, June 1862 - 1868 crossed the Colorado-Wyoming boundary line. Map (db m89620) HM
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18 Wyoming, Carbon County, Elk Mountain — Wagonhound Rest Area
The area near the Wagonhound Rest Area has played an important role in western transportation since the earliest days of human activity in the Rock Mountain west. The area has provided Wyoming's earliest inhabitants, explorers, westbound settlers, . . . Map (db m47142) HM
19 Wyoming, Carbon County, Saratoga — This Marker on the Overland Trail
This marker on the Overland Trail. Platte River crossing nine miles west 1861 to 1868Map (db m62160) HM
20 Wyoming, Carbon County, Wamsutter — Overland Trail
"From the Platte west to Fort Bridger... is one almost uninterrupted panorama of barren hills, sandy plains, ugly tortuous ravines, and blank desolation... All life and all living things, seem to be gone." (Overland Trail traveler Demas Barnes, . . . Map (db m89716) HM
21 Wyoming, Carbon County, Wamsutter — The Overland Stage Station Route
Operated 1862 to 1868 Washakee Station four miles east. Barrel Springs Station fourteen miles west. Map (db m89717) HM
22 Wyoming, Sweetwater County, Green River — The Overland Stage
The Overland Stage Station Route Operated 1861 — 1868 Green River Division Station Site 350 Yards East Erected By The Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming 1952Map (db m67777) HM
23 Wyoming, Sweetwater County, Green River — The Overland Stage Station Route
The Overland Stage station route operated 1861-1868 Green River Division Station site 350 years east Map (db m90055) HM
24 Wyoming, Sweetwater County, Point of Rocks — Almond Overland Stage Station
Ruins Of Almond Overland Stage Station, 1862-8 Located Beyond Railroad Tracks 1640 Feet To Southward Of This MarkerMap (db m67926) HM
25 Wyoming, Sweetwater County, Point of Rocks — Overland Stage Route
     At the beginning of the Civil War military strength in the West declined and often it was impossible to safeguard stages carrying the United States mail along the Oregon-California-Mormon Trail. Early in 1862 "Stagecoach King" Ben Holladay . . . Map (db m67925) HM
26 Wyoming, Sweetwater County, Point of Rocks — Point of Rocks Stage Station
Before the Transcontinental Railroad connected the East and West coasts of the United States, stage coach lines transported both passengers and mail across the country. Stations along the route functioned as pit stops, where horses - tired and . . . Map (db m76743) HM
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27 Wyoming, Sweetwater County, Rock Springs — Rock Spring Stage Station Site
Also the Springs Erected to the memory of Those Brave Pioneers Who passed this way To win and hold The West Map (db m89720) HM
28 Wyoming, Uinta County, Fort Bridger — Fort Bridger
. . . Map (db m36619) HM
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