Historic Sites in Section 5

Historic Evansville

The Oregon Trail Road
Take the Poison Spider Road west from Mills. Turn south on County Road 319 after 12 miles.
Road re-joins State Highway 220 just north of Independence Rock.

Bessemer Bend
Bessemer Bend Interpretive Site about 2 miles north of State Highway 220 on Bessemer Bend Road.

Martin's Cove
Just south of Independence Rock on Highway 220. (307) 328-2953

Independence Rock
About 35 miles south of Casper on State Highway 220

Devil's Gate
At interpretive site on State Highway 220 about 12 miles northeast of Muddy Gap

Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site
I-80 Exit 228. Follow signs. (307) 320-3013

Saratoga Petroglyphs
North of Saratoga along the North Platte River

Hudson-Atlantic City Road
This graveled road turns south from US-287 five miles west of
Sweetwater Station and parallels the trail as it approaches South Pass

Washakie's White House
Fort Washakie

Fort Washakie Shoshone Cemetery
Fort Washakie

Shoshone Episcopal Mission
Fort Washakie

South Pass City State Historical Site
Travel 35 miles south of Lander on Highway 28, turning at the sign.
Go another 2 miles to reach South Pass City.
(307) 352-0256 website

The Duncan
Traveling from Atlantic City, a gravel road winds up Mill Hill that levels off & heads southeast.
At the crest 1 mile south of town, a dirt road branches to the right where the Mary Ellen Mine sits.
Within 1 miles of the turnoff, "The Duncan" comes into view.

Willie Handcart Company Marker
At Rock Creek on the Lewiston road about 8 miles southeast of Atlantic City. Access via dirt roads.
Make local inquiry for directions & road conditions.

Gaddis Matthews House
In Baggs

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