The First Oregon Trail Historical

The First Oregon Trail Historical (HM1VHR)

Location: Garden City, UT 84028 Rich County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 58.507', W 111° 24.171'

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The first covered wagons came into the Rocky Mts. in 1830, they
made their way as far west as Fort Washakie in Wyoming. Efforts
were made to find passable wagon trails through the Mountains to
the Pacific Coast, which goal was finally reached. At that time,
the entire northwest Mt. area was known as Oregon Country &
western travel was either to the "Oregon" or the "California"
regions. While early maps give the probable location of the first
Oregon Trail north of here, well marked wagon ruts & stories of
Indians & Settlers indicate that the first wagon migration to
"Oregon" followed the Southwesterly shores of Bear Lake. Leaving
this valley through a canyon to the Northwest, then to the upper
reaches of the Bear River. Additional color is given this belief
because this was the site of an important trappers' rendezvous as
early as 1827, & well marked trails were followed for many
years in & out of this valley.
Series This marker is part of the Oregon Trail series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 466623 N 4647091
Decimal Degrees41.97511667, -111.40285000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 58.507', W 111° 24.171'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 58' 30.42" N, 111° 24' 10.26" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)435
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1931-2159 US-89, Garden City UT 84028, US
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