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Historical Features - NAMES HILL HISTORIC SITE
 

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Historical Features - NAMES HILL

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Names Hill is located on the west side of U.S. 189 approximately six miles south of La Barge Wyoming. The site is a notable location along the Oregon-California Trail where emigrants carved their names into the soft limestone after crossing the Green River. The site also includes a monument and 2 interpretive signs.

History of Names Hill:

  • This steep cliff rising above the Green River is one of three locations along the Oregon Trail where emigrants registered their presence. At Names Hill they camped and carved their names into the soft limestone. The earliest dates back to 1822, making it the oldest pioneer inscription in Wyoming.
  • The most famous inscription on Names Hill is that of mountain man Jim Bridger, who despite reportedly being unable to read or write, left his mark here in 1844. Other inscriptions include pictographs left by the American Indians.

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  • US Highway 189, LaBarge, WY 83123
  • Distance from Ft. Bridger: 87.8 miles
  • GPS Coordinates: 41.174937, -110.1904039
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