Split Rock Meadows

Split Rock Meadows (HM1BHQ)

Location: Rawlins, WY 82301 Fremont County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 27.253', W 107° 32.745'

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Shoshone, Arapaho, Crow and Sioux Indians occupied this pleasant valley long before the Oregon Trail, which changed their cultures and life styles forever. This led to tragic warfare and the eventual loss of country they had called their own.

Split Rock Relay Station, a crude log structure with a pole corral, was built at the base of the mass of rocks directly in front of you. It was used by both the Pony Express and the Overland Stage and until the early 1940s, was a U.S. Post Office.

The Pony Express generally followed the Oregon Trail through Wyoming to Fort Bridger which is located 185 miles west of here, then followed the existing mail route across Utah and Nevada to Sacramento, California.

A detachment of the 1st Independent Battalion Ohio Cavalry, which later became the 11th Ohio Cavalry, was garrisoned here in 1862. The troops provided escort for stagecoaches and emigrant wagon trains and protected the new telegraph lines.
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HM NumberHM1BHQ
Series This marker is part of the California Trail series, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series.
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Placed ByBureau of Land Management
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 12:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 290666 N 4703349
Decimal Degrees42.45421667, -107.54575000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 27.253', W 107° 32.745'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 27' 15.18" N, 107° 32' 44.70" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 895-905 Unnamed Road, Rawlins WY 82301, US
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