Oregon Trail Trek No. Five
Boyack, A.R., Colonel
Daley, P.E., Mrs.
McKinstry, Byron N.
Sun, Tom, Mrs.
Boyack, A.R., Mrs.
Oregon Trail Trek No. Five in July 1955 travelled 45 miles from the Tom Sun Ranch and Devil's Gate to Ice Slough Creek. One hundred eight trekkers first learned from Mr. A.R. Boyack about Mormons at Martin Cove. Other presentations were: 1) Plont Pony Express and Stage Station by Tom Sun; 2) Split Rock Pony Express and Stage Station by Lola Homsher; 3) Story of Mrs. Lamoreaux, a Sioux woman, by Jule Farlow; 4) Wagon ruts and Castle Gardes by Maurine Carley; 5) The Three Crossings by Lester Bagley; 6) Emigrant road near Ice Slough by Clark Bishop; and 7) Reading from diary of Byron M. McKinstry. Map: Oregon Trail Trek No. 5 July 17, 1955 [Maurine Carley Historian]. ALTERNATE SUBJECTS: Tom Sun Ranch; Martins Cove (Wyo.); Seminoe Robinette Stage Station and Stockade (Wyo.); Handcarts--West (U.S.)--History; Perpetual Emigration Fund; Mormon Willie Company; Martin Company; Split Rock (Wyo.); Devil's Gate (Wyo.); Split Rock Pony Express Station; Plant Pony Express and Stage Station; Castle Rock (Wyo.); Communication--Mail Routes--Pony Express; Three Crossings Station (Wyo.); Ice Slough (Wyo.); Communication--Mail Routes--Pony Express--Russel, Majors, and Waddell; Carley, Maurine; Jackson, W.H.; Ellsworth, Edmund; McArthur, Daniel; Bunker, Edward; Slade, Jack; Holladay, Ben; McKinstry, Byron N.; Ill: Three Crossings Pony Express and stage station on Sweetwater River [W. H. Jackson]. Photo: Members of the caravan before No. 5 Trek began at the Tom Sun ranch and museum on the Sweetwater, southwest of Devil's Gate and Independence Rock [Pierre LaBonte, Jr.]. Photo: A modern day wagon train of some 40 cars are here shown on the occasion of the 5th Trek over the Old Oregon Trail. Site: Split Rock Pony Express Station. [Pierre LaBonte]. Photo: Orgon Trail in sandstone near Split Rock. Photo: Devil's Gate on the Sweetwater River.
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Excerpted from: Annals of Wyoming 29:2:176-194
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