Lander Cut-Off North of Big Piney
Posted by: brwhiz
N 42° 35.100 W 110° 05.322
12T E 574776 N 4715133
Quick Description: A monument marking the location where US Highway 189 crosses the Lander-Cut-Off of the Oregon/California Trail
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 3/29/2011 1:50:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMB32V
A monument erected at this site reads:
To all Pioneers who
passed this way to win
and hold the west
Route of Lander Cut-Off,
first government financed
road in Wyoming. Officially
called Ft. Kearney, South Pass
and Honey Lake Road. Built
in 1858 from Rocky Ridge
to Ft. Hell to provide shorter
route for emigrants
Wyoming Historical Landmark Commission
Road of Trail Name: Lander Cut-Off of the California/Oregon (Emigrant) Trail
This was the first road financed and built by the federal government in Wyoming.
Years in use: 53 years - 1859-1912
How you discovered it:
Roadside historical markers where it crosses Wyoming highways.
The Lander Cut-Off provided better traveling conditions for pioneer wagon trains and cut about seven days from the length of the journey to California or Oregon.
US Highway 189 just north of Big Piney/Marbleton; west side of the highway.
Book on Wagon Road or Trial: Not listed
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