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By Don Morfe, July 17, 1994
Afton Wyoming Marker
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Afton — Afton Wyoming
World's largest elkhorn arch — Map (db m104680) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Afton — Mormons in Star Valley
First Mormons of record in the valley were 40 emigrants, miners from England, employed in 1858 by F.W. Lander to work on the Lander Cut-Off of the Pacific Wagon Road. By 1870 Church cattle were summer pastured in the valley. In 1879 the Church . . . — Map (db m90526) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Afton — 371 — Osmond
Dry Creek, later called Mt. Pleasant, was settled in 1886. The first public building erected in this area, 1891, was a log schoolhouse also used as a church. Students furnished their own desks and stools. George Hardman, teacher. Osmond Ward, . . . — Map (db m90525) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Afton — 237 — Star Valley
In the spring of 1879 a group of pioneers from Bear Lake settled here. Moses Thatcher explored the area, dedicated it as a home for the Latter Day Saints, calling it Star Valley. Freedom and Auburn settled in 1879 and Afton in 1885. The first public . . . — Map (db m90548) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Alpine — The Astorians
Here in Sept. 1812, the returning Astorians led by Robert Stuart were attacked by the Indians and their horses stolen. Dedicated July 4, 1939, to commemorate the opening of the Snake River Canyon Road. Built by Civilian Conservation Corps. . . . — Map (db m90550) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Cokeville — Cokeville
Cokeville is situated at the confluence of the Bear River and Smiths Fork valleys. Between 1812 ad 1865, these valleys were the domain of American Indians, fur trappers and traders; during the 1830s and 1840s, they became a well traveled pathway of . . . — Map (db m90480) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Cokeville — Golden Anniversary 1940
Two plaques are mounted on this monument. Wyoming Golden Anniversary 1940 Admitted to Statehood July 10, 1890 Idaho 50 Years of Statehood 1940 Admitted July 3, 1890 — Map (db m90484) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Cokeville — Old Oregon Trail
used from 1812 to 1912 Monument erected by Ezra Meeker — Map (db m90452) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Cokeville — Oregon Trail 1847
In 1847, The Oregon Trail passed by this point where Highway 30 now crosses the Idaho-Wyoming Statelines. Here lies the northern most bend of Bear River in Wyoming before it crosses into Idaho. Skirting wet lands to the north and the south, ruts . . . — Map (db m90483) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Cokeville — State Boundary Monument (Utah, Idaho and Wyoming) To All Pioneers
The state boundaries of Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming share one corner approximately 7.3 miles southwest from where you're standing. Two corners were surveyed and marked in the 1870's. U.S. Astronomer and Surveyor Daniel G. Major and a party of 11 men . . . — Map (db m90482) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Etna — The Baker Cabin
Oldest surviving house in Star Valley is this two room dwelling built in 1889 by Anna Eliza Baker and her 12 year old daughter May. The logs are hand-hewn on four sides and dovetailed at the corners. It was the first home in this area to have a . . . — Map (db m90565) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Kemmerer — Fossil Butte
Fossil Butte is a 50 million year old lakebed and one of the richest fossil resources in the world. It is part of the Green River Formation, a layer of rock composed of laminated limestone, mudstone, and volcanic ash. Complete paleo-ecosystems are . . . — Map (db m36624) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Kemmerer — Home of James C. Penney
Founded J.C. Penny Company Inc. April 14, 1902 in Kemmerer Wyoming Operated by J.C. Penny Homestead, Inc.Map (db m80541) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Kemmerer — Kemmerer Founders Monument Wyoming's Aquarium in Stone
Kemmerer founded 1897 by Mahlon S. Kemmerer 1843 - 1925 and Patrick J. Quealy 1857 - 1930 — Map (db m80542) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Kemmerer — Oregon Trail Memorial
To All Pioneers Who Passed This Way To Win and Hold The West Erected By Popular Subscription Citizens of Kemmerer 1931 — Map (db m36650) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Kemmerer — Wyoming Centennial
This bell was used at the Kemmerer Grade School Built in 1901 and used until 1926. Tower Donated by the K/D 1990 Centennial Committee and the Kemmerer/Diamondville Chamber of Commerce. — Map (db m36654) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), La Barge — Jim Bridger Trapper 1844
He little knew that when he cut his name, or had it cut, in this stone, that it would be engraved in the annals of the West deeper than that of any other man. As one of the world's outstanding explorers he guided emigrants, railroads and army in the . . . — Map (db m36660) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), La Barge — 25 — Names Hill
The National Register of Historic Places Wyoming Place No. 25 — Map (db m36661) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), La Barge — Names Hill State Historic Site
Names Hill is one of three prominent sites in Wyoming where travelers inscribed their names into stone along the emigrant trails. The other sites are Register Cliff and Independence Rock. After crossing a 40 miles stretch of waterless desert, wagon . . . — Map (db m80533) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), La Barge — Seeds-Kee-Dee-Agie, Spanish River, Rio Verde, Green River
To the Shoshone Indian, this river was the Seeds-Kee-Dee Agie (Prairie Chicken River). On Sept. 16 1811, the Astorians near its headwaters termed it the Spanish River. To the Spaniards, far to the south, it was the Rio Verde (Green River). Jedediah . . . — Map (db m36659) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Smoot — Lander Cut-off
The Lander Cut-off left the Oregon Trail at Burnt Ranch on the Sweetwater River near South Pass City, WY. Frederick Lander surveyed the trail in 1857. Tens of thousands of people passed over the trail during its use. With the Transcontinental . . . — Map (db m90520) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Smoot — Lander Cut-off of the Oregon Trail
Dedicated to all Pioneers who passed this way to win and hold the West. — Map (db m90499) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Smoot — Lander Cut-off of the Oregon Trail Stock Trail
Beginning in 1843, emigrants traveled across the continent along what became known as the Oregon Trail. Increased traffic during the 1850's resulted in the first government road construction project in the west. The 345 mile Central Division of the . . . — Map (db m90521) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Smoot — Periodic Spring
Located 4 miles east of Afton in the Salt River Range, is the largest of three natural springs in the world that is naturally turn of and on. Water flow is interrupted from anywhere between 3 to 30 minutes, generally between the months of August - . . . — Map (db m90524) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Thayne — Agriculture under the Stars
Look up a night and you can see why this is called Star Valley. As early as the 1870's, the Mormon Church was placing cattle here to summer graze on the lush meadows. Later, Mormon pioneers dotted the valley with small farms consisting of dairy . . . — Map (db m90568) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Thayne — 277 — First Post Office
Thayne, formerly called Glencoe, was founded in 1888, a which time mail was brought into Star Valley by team and wagon and distributed to the people from a log cabin owned by Joseph Thayne. The building was one room 12 X 15 feet with a dirt floor. . . . — Map (db m90549) HM
Wyoming (Lincoln County), Thayne — Wyoming's Wildlife Star Valley
Often termed the star of all valleys, the Shoshone Indians referred to the valley as a "heap fine hunting ground." Unusually high precipitation and topographic features make the Salt River Valley one of the most productive and diverse of all . . . — Map (db m84594) HM

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