South Pass

South Pass (HM19M6)

Location: Lander, WY 82520 Fremont County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 19.816', W 108° 58.353'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 210 views
Inscription

On Top of the World

From where you're standing South Pass doesn't look all that remarkable. But compared to the rugged Wind River Mountains, it can easily be recognized as a type of gateway.

Nevertheless, crossing the Continental Divide into "Oregon Country" was a task for all westward-bound travelers, and many described their feelings about the event. In 1852 Lucy Rutledge Cooke, a young woman with "California Fever" wrote:

"... This morn we arrived at the South Pass after which all water we see will be running to the Pacific. So we are now on the other side of the world ..."
Details
HM NumberHM19M6
Series This marker is part of the California Trail series, and the Oregon Trail series.
Tags
Placed ByBureau of Land Management
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 6:06am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 667040 N 4688437
Decimal Degrees42.33026667, -108.97255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 19.816', W 108° 58.353'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 19' 48.96" N, 108° 58' 21.18" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4441 Dickinson Ave, Lander WY 82520, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
South Pass
0 miles
The Corridor West
0.01 miles
The Fur Trade
0.01 miles
The Way West
0.02 miles
Pacific Springs Historical
1.37 miles
Narcissa Prentiss Whitman
4.46 miles
Old Oregon Trail
4.47 miles
South Pass
4.53 miles
South Pass
5.25 miles
Oregon Buttes
5.27 miles
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. Does the marker have a number?
  7. What year was the marker erected?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?