Martin's Cove Historical

Martin's Cove Historical (HM1SU5)

Location: Alcova, WY 82620 Natrona County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 26.322', W 107° 15.576'

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Survivors of Captain Edward Martin's Handcart Company of Mormon emigrants from England to Utah were rescued here in perishing condition about Nov. 12, 1856. Delayed in starting and hampered by inferior carts it was overtaken by an early winter. Among the company of 576, including aged people and children, the casualties numbered 145, insufficient food and clothing and severe weather caused many deaths. Toward the end every campground became a graveyard. Some of the survivors found shelter in a stockade and mail station near Devil's Gate where their property was stored for the winter. Earlier companies reached Utah in safety.
HM NumberHM1SU5
Year Placed1933
Placed ByUtah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association and Citizens of Wyoming
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 314151 N 4700960
Decimal Degrees42.43870000, -107.25960000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 26.322', W 107° 15.576'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 26' 19.32" N, 107° 15' 34.56" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Oregon Trail Rd, Alcova WY 82620, US
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