The Emigrant Road Historical

The Emigrant Road Historical (HM1SUT)

Location: Alcova, WY 82620 Natrona County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 26.332', W 107° 12.956'

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The Oregon Trail passed over the ridge to the east of Devil's Gate. Good grass, water and the shelter of the hills made this a popular campsite.

Explorer Brevet-Captain John C. Fremont, 1842:
"In about three miles, we reached the entrance of the canyon when the Sweet Water issues upon the more open valley we had passed over. The usual road passes to the right of this place... Wilderness and disorder were the character of the scenery..."
Oregon emigrant James Mathers stopped here July 8, 1846, and wrote:
"...encamped above the pass of the river, between high rocks. This is the most interesting sight we have met with on our journey."
Later, the Mormon Pioneer Trail and the California and Pony Express Trails came over this same ridge. Some 500,000 emigrants followed the Trail west. Many travelers called it the Emigrant Road.
Series This marker is part of the Oregon Trail series
Placed ByU.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 317743 N 4700883
Decimal Degrees42.43886667, -107.21593333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 26.332', W 107° 12.956'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 26' 19.92" N, 107° 12' 57.36" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Oregon Trail Rd, Alcova WY 82620, US
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