Oregon Buttes

Oregon Buttes (HM1IYN)

Location: Lander, WY 82520 Fremont County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 20.734', W 108° 52.287'

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To the south stand the Oregon Buttes, a major trail landmark. The name is significant because the Buttes were roughly the beginning of the Oregon Territory and also helped keep emigrants encouraged, even though there were still hundreds of miles of rough going ahead. Today, the Oregon Buttes are an Area of Critical Environmental Concern because of their cultural significance and important wildlife values.

About twelve-miles to the southwest of Oregon Buttes is the Tri-Territory site. This site is the location where the Oregon Territory, Mexican Territory, and Louisiana Purchase had a common boundary. The large landmark, just to the south of where you are standing, is Pacific Butte. The great height and mass of the butte, combined with a ridge to the north paralleling the emigrant trails, helps to create a visual channel through which travelers migrated on their way through South Pass.
Series This marker is part of the Oregon Trail series, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series.
Placed ByBureau of Land Management
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 675328 N 4690339
Decimal Degrees42.34556667, -108.87145000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 20.734', W 108° 52.287'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 20' 44.04" N, 108° 52' 17.22" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Emigrant Trail, Lander WY 82520, US
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