Register Cliff State Historic Site

Register Cliff State Historic Site (HM1IH4)

Location: Guernsey, WY 82214 Platte County
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N 42° 14.871', W 104° 42.681'

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Register Cliff State Historic Site

West of Register Cliff the landscape changes, presenting new challenges for the emigrants. Limited water and rugged terrain made travel more difficult as they journeyed across the plains of southern Wyoming toward Fort Bridger, the next major supply point - 368 miles away.
Trail Register

Register Cliff represents one of the best 'trail registers in the desert'. Countless emigrants inscribed their names, dates, places of origin, and messages into the sandstone cliffs. The earliest inscriptions date back to the fur traders and trappers who passed through this region in the early 1800's.

In the 1870s and 1880s, ranchers and homesteaders moved into this area. Charles A. Guernsey, for whom the town of Guernsey is named, came here in June of 1880, trailing cattle from Colorado. The Guernsey Cattle Company was established the following year with "999" (Three-Nine) as its brand.
Guernsey established his ranch at the base of Register Cliff and continued to operate it until 1926. Subsequently the Henry Frederick family settled in the area and ranching continues to this day.
HM NumberHM1IH4
Series This marker is part of the Oregon Trail series
Placed ByWyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, December 22nd, 2014 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 523812 N 4677335
Decimal Degrees42.24785000, -104.71135000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 14.871', W 104° 42.681'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 14' 52.26" N, 104° 42' 40.86" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Guernsey WY 82214, US
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