Oregon Trail Trek No. One
Thompson, Sam, Mrs.
Bishop, L.C. [Loren Clark]
Homsher, Lola M.
Hieb, David L.
Davis, Robert O.
Oregon Trail Trek No. One was the first of many adventures by the Wyoming State Historical Society to share information and pleasure with others interested in preserving the historical lore of Wyoming. Led by L.C. Bishop, State Engineer, and Albert Sims, a rancher from Douglas,Wyoming, the trek covered about 47 miles of the Oregon Trail from where it enters Wyoming east of Torrington and ended at the Frederick Ranch east of Guernsey. One hundred fifteen persons participated in the June trek. ALTERNATE SUBJECTS: Migration--Oregon/California/Mormon--Grave Sites and Markers; Migration--Oregon/California/Mormon--Diaries; Gratton Massacre--1854 (Wyo.); Little Thunder; Sitting Bear; Native Americans--Sioux; Fort Bernard (Wyo.); Mormon Ferry (Wyo.); Emigrant Road; Overland Road; California - Oregon Emigrant Road; Medicine Road of the Whites; Fur Trade; Old Fort Platte; Steel Bridge; Fort John on the Laramie; Fort Laramie National Monument (Wyo.); Astorians; Fort William (Wyo.); Hog Ranch; Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming; Register Cliff (Wyo.); Sand Point Stage and Pony Express Station (Wyo.); Warm Springs (Wyo.); Big Spring (Wyo.); Lucinda Rollins grave; Mary Homsley grave; Henry Hill grave; John Hunton Diaries; Hunton, John; Bishop, L.C. [Loren Clark]; Sims, Albert; Carley, Maurine; Davis, Robert O.; Flannery, Pat; Stuart, Robert; Ward, Seth; Guerrier, William; Presentations made were: 1) U.S. Geological Survey by Robert O. Davis; 2) John Hunton diary readings by Pat Flannery; 3) Grattan Massacre by W.W. Morrison; 4) Fort Bernard by R.J. Rymill; 5) Old Fort Platte, the Mormon Ferry, and the old army steel bridge by Lester Bagley; 6) the Fur Trade era and Fort Laramie as a military post by David L. Hieb, Superintendent of the Fort Laramie National Monument; 7) Hog Ranch (settler's trading post) by John Yoder; 8) John "Portugee" Phillips by Warren Richardson and Joseph Weppner; 9) Mary E. Homsley grave; 10) Register Cliff Park by Chester Frederick; 11) Sand Point Stage and Pony Express Station; 12) Lucinda Rollins grave by Maurine Carley; and 13) Warm Springs by Lola Homsher. Photo: Fort Laramie -- 1910. Photo: "Old Bedlam," Fort Laramie, at height of its glory.
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Excerpted from: Annals of Wyoming 27:2:162-194
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