Sand Springs - A Stop on the Oregon Trail
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
N 42° 37.584 W 109° 39.538
12T E 609966 N 4720200
Quick Description: Located on the Pinedale-Rock Springs Road (Highway 187) approximately half way to Farson, a marker reads:
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 8/7/2007 10:31:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM1Z5H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DrJay
Views: 71

Long Description:
This Site is a crossing of the Lander Cut-off - the northern fork of the Oregon Trail, following a route of the fur traders. It was suggested as an emigrant road by Mountain Man John Hockaday in order to avoid alkali plains of the desert, shorten the trip to the Pacific by five days and provide more water, grass and wood. In 1857 it was improved as a wagon road by the Government under the supervision of F.W. Lander and termed the Fort Kearney-South Pass-Honey Lake Road. As many as three hundred wagons and thousands of cattle, horses and mules passed here each day. An expanding nation moved with hope and high courage. The trail, cut deep into the dirt of the plains and the mountains, remains as a reminder of a great epoch."

The sign was erected in Late June of 1965 with the help of the B.L.M., Dept. of Interior, and Sublette County Historical Society.

Marker Name: Sand Springs - A Stop on the Oregon Trail

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Group Responsible for Placement: Sublette County Museum Board

Date Dedicated: 1965

Marker Number: SU0011.92

Web link(s) for additional information: [Web Link]

Addtional Information: Not listed

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