South Pass City, WY
In 1842 gold was originally discovered in the
South Pass of the Rockies, but it wasn't until 1866 when gold was rediscovered
One of the more famous residents was claimed to be Calamity Jane.
The half mile long main street was lined with one
and two story commercial buildings housing such businesses as saloons, stores,
saloons, restaurants, saloons, etc.
Within a year the population had fallen to 100, and
Over time they paid off, but never in the quantities that they originally were hoped to.
The most famous historical incident occurring here was a political tea held in the home of Esther Hobart Morris. Both candidates for the state legislature appeared, and they both promised that if elected they would make it legal for women to vote. Democrat William H. Bright kept his promise.
The east end of the town was purchased by the
West of the restored part of town another dozen or so still occupied buildings serve the remaining populace.
· Latitude: 42.4682883 / 42° 28 06 N
· Longitude -108.7998360 / 108° 47 59 W
· N½ of the SE¼ Sec 20, T19N, R100W, 6th Principal Meridian
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