South Pass

South Pass (HM19M6)

Location: Lander, WY 82520 Fremont County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 19.816', W 108° 58.353'

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On Top of the World

From where you're standing South Pass doesn't look all that remarkable. But compared to the rugged Wind River Mountains, it can easily be recognized as a type of gateway.

Nevertheless, crossing the Continental Divide into "Oregon Country" was a task for all westward-bound travelers, and many described their feelings about the event. In 1852 Lucy Rutledge Cooke, a young woman with "California Fever" wrote:

"... This morn we arrived at the South Pass after which all water we see will be running to the Pacific. So we are now on the other side of the world ..."
HM NumberHM19M6
Series This marker is part of the California Trail series, and the Oregon Trail series.
Placed ByBureau of Land Management
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 6:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 667040 N 4688437
Decimal Degrees42.33026667, -108.97255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 19.816', W 108° 58.353'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 19' 48.96" N, 108° 58' 21.18" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4441 Dickinson Ave, Lander WY 82520, US
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