Picturing history: Devil's Gate, Natrona County, Wyoming

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  • omahahusker Modesto, CA
    July 14, 2019 5:40 a.m.

    Beautiful pictures that share history. Thanks to DN for sharing with it's readership.

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    July 10, 2019 8:20 a.m.

    Nothing but water and a few fish getting through Devils Gate even today. Been to the top with my wife and friends about three times. Pretty spectacular scenery especially looking out over the Sweetwater River. Sadly, one of our trips up was to catch a bird's eye view of a fatal crash involving a car and semi just north on Hwy 220. Four fatalities occurred down that stretch near Martin's Cove in summer 2017.
    Fort Seminoe has quite a story all it's own. Daniel W. Jones, in his book "Forty Years Among the Indians" recounts his experiences over the period Nov. 9th, 1856 the day the Martin Company finally left Martin's Cove until June 6th when folks from the Valley arrived in 200 wagons to collect their valuable freight left behind by the Hunt and Hodgett wagon companies to allow the beleagured Martin Saints to finally ride the remaining 350 miles. Jones was selected to oversee the group of 20 men left to guard the freight stored at the abandoned fort. Their main dietary staple was specially "prepared" leather and animal hide.
    My favorite account is of Apostate Tom Williams' attempt to collect what freight he claimed belonged to him. The rest of that story is worth the read.