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Remains of the old Carissa Gold Mine in South Pass City, a mining boomtown of 2,000 people in the 1860s in what is now Fremont County, Wyoming, that by 1949 was a ghost town. Over time miners, speculators, and businessmen, finding little gold and suffering in the region's winter blizzards and unrelenting summer heat, abandoned the town, which is named for the surrounding valley that proved the most reliable route through the Rocky Mountains for emigrants on the Oregon, Mormon, and California trails. Now a historic site, South Pass City once again has (in 2016) a few hardy residents

Remains of the old Carissa Gold Mine in South Pass City, a mining boom...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. South Pass City has an unrelated and important role in history. One of the first arrivals to South Pass City, in 1869, was Esther Hoba... more

Cabin in South Pass City, a mining boomtown of 2,000 people in the 1860s in what is now Fremont County, Wyoming, that by 1949 was a ghost town. Over time miners, speculators, and businessmen, finding little gold and suffering in the region's winter blizzards and unrelenting summer heat, abandoned the town, which is named for the surrounding valley that proved the most reliable route through the Rocky Mountains for emigrants on the Oregon, Mormon, and California trails. Now a historic site, South Pass City once again has (in 2016) a few hardy residents

Cabin in South Pass City, a mining boomtown of 2,000 people in the 186...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. South Pass City has an unrelated and important role in history. One of the first arrivals to South Pass City, in 1869, was Esther Hoba... more

Dirt road near South Pass City, a mining boomtown of 2,000 people in the 1860s in what is now Fremont County, Wyoming, that by 1949 was a ghost town. Over time miners, speculators, and businessmen, finding little gold and suffering in the region's winter blizzards and unrelenting summer heat, abandoned the town, which is named for the surrounding valley that proved the most reliable route through the Rocky Mountains for emigrants on the Oregon, Mormon, and California trails. Now a historic site, South Pass City once again has (in 2016) a few hardy residents

Dirt road near South Pass City, a mining boomtown of 2,000 people in t...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. South Pass City has an unrelated and important role in history. One of the first arrivals to South Pass City, in 1869, was Esther Hoba... more

Cabin and a few farm implements in South Pass City, a mining boomtown of 2,000 people in the 1860s in what is now Fremont County, Wyoming, that by 1949 was a ghost town. Over time miners, speculators, and businessmen, finding little gold and suffering in the region's winter blizzards and unrelenting summer heat, abandoned the town, which is named for the surrounding valley that proved the most reliable route through the Rocky Mountains for emigrants on the Oregon, Mormon, and California trails. Now a historic site, South Pass City once again has (in 2016) a few hardy residents

Cabin and a few farm implements in South Pass City, a mining boomtown ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. South Pass City has an unrelated and important role in history. One of the first arrivals to South Pass City, in 1869, was Esther Hoba... more

Remains of the old Carissa Gold Mine in South Pass City, a mining boomtown of 2,000 people in the 1860s in what is now Fremont County, Wyoming, that by 1949 was a ghost town. Over time miners, speculators, and businessmen, finding little gold and suffering in the region's winter blizzards and unrelenting summer heat, abandoned the town, which is named for the surrounding valley that proved the most reliable route through the Rocky Mountains for emigrants on the Oregon, Mormon, and California trails. Now a historic site, South Pass City once again has (in 2016) a few hardy residents

Remains of the old Carissa Gold Mine in South Pass City, a mining boom...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. South Pass City has an unrelated and important role in history. One of the first arrivals to South Pass City, in 1869, was Esther Hoba... more

Distant view of what's left of South Pass City, a mining boomtown of 2,000 people in the 1860s in what is now Fremont County, Wyoming, that by 1949 was a ghost town. Over time miners, speculators, and businessmen, finding little gold and suffering in the region's winter blizzards and unrelenting summer heat, abandoned the town, which is named for the surrounding valley that proved the most reliable route through the Rocky Mountains for emigrants on the Oregon, Mormon, and California trails. Now a historic site, South Pass City once again has (in 2016) a few hardy residents

Distant view of what's left of South Pass City, a mining boomtown of 2...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. South Pass City has an unrelated and important role in history. One of the first arrivals to South Pass City, in 1869, was Esther Hoba... more

Sherlock House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Sherlock House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: This is the home of the pioneer Sherlock family of Fremont County. The original two rooms of this house were built by the Sherlock family c. 1895. The east bedroom dates from c. 1905, the kitchen... more

Sherlock House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Sherlock House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: This is the home of the pioneer Sherlock family of Fremont County. The original two rooms of this house were built by the Sherlock family c. 1895. The east bedroom dates from c. 1905, the kitchen... more

Sherlock House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Sherlock House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: This is the home of the pioneer Sherlock family of Fremont County. The original two rooms of this house were built by the Sherlock family c. 1895. The east bedroom dates from c. 1905, the kitchen... more

Sherlock House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Sherlock House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: This is the home of the pioneer Sherlock family of Fremont County. The original two rooms of this house were built by the Sherlock family c. 1895. The east bedroom dates from c. 1905, the kitchen... more

Sherlock House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Sherlock House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: This is the home of the pioneer Sherlock family of Fremont County. The original two rooms of this house were built by the Sherlock family c. 1895. The east bedroom dates from c. 1905, the kitchen... more

Libby Cabin, State Route 28, (moved from South Pass City vicinity), South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Libby Cabin, State Route 28, (moved from South Pass City vicinity), So...

Significance: This structure is typical of a nineteenth century frontier log cabin. This cabin, supposedly built c. 1869 is not mentioned in the records of Carter County Dakota Territory, nor Sweetwater County,... more

Libby Cabin, State Route 28, (moved from South Pass City vicinity), South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Libby Cabin, State Route 28, (moved from South Pass City vicinity), So...

Significance: This structure is typical of a nineteenth century frontier log cabin. This cabin, supposedly built c. 1869 is not mentioned in the records of Carter County Dakota Territory, nor Sweetwater County,... more

Libby Cabin, State Route 28, (moved from South Pass City vicinity), South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Libby Cabin, State Route 28, (moved from South Pass City vicinity), So...

Significance: This structure is typical of a nineteenth century frontier log cabin. This cabin, supposedly built c. 1869 is not mentioned in the records of Carter County Dakota Territory, nor Sweetwater County,... more

Libby Cabin, State Route 28, (moved from South Pass City vicinity), South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Libby Cabin, State Route 28, (moved from South Pass City vicinity), So...

Significance: This structure is typical of a nineteenth century frontier log cabin. This cabin, supposedly built c. 1869 is not mentioned in the records of Carter County Dakota Territory, nor Sweetwater County,... more

Dance Hall, South Pass Avenue & Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Dance Hall, South Pass Avenue & Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremon...

Significance: This building was used as a dance hall and community center for South Pass City in the 1890's and early 1900's. This building, built c. 1890 by William Sherlock, served as a dance hall and communi... more

Dance Hall, South Pass Avenue & Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Dance Hall, South Pass Avenue & Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremon...

Significance: This building was used as a dance hall and community center for South Pass City in the 1890's and early 1900's. This building, built c. 1890 by William Sherlock, served as a dance hall and communi... more

Dance Hall, South Pass Avenue & Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Dance Hall, South Pass Avenue & Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremon...

Significance: This building was used as a dance hall and community center for South Pass City in the 1890's and early 1900's. This building, built c. 1890 by William Sherlock, served as a dance hall and communi... more

Dance Hall, South Pass Avenue & Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Dance Hall, South Pass Avenue & Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremon...

Significance: This building was used as a dance hall and community center for South Pass City in the 1890's and early 1900's. This building, built c. 1890 by William Sherlock, served as a dance hall and communi... more

Dance Hall, South Pass Avenue & Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Dance Hall, South Pass Avenue & Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremon...

Significance: This building was used as a dance hall and community center for South Pass City in the 1890's and early 1900's. This building, built c. 1890 by William Sherlock, served as a dance hall and communi... more

Dance Hall, South Pass Avenue & Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Dance Hall, South Pass Avenue & Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremon...

Significance: This building was used as a dance hall and community center for South Pass City in the 1890's and early 1900's. This building, built c. 1890 by William Sherlock, served as a dance hall and communi... more

Dance Hall, South Pass Avenue & Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Dance Hall, South Pass Avenue & Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremon...

Significance: This building was used as a dance hall and community center for South Pass City in the 1890's and early 1900's. This building, built c. 1890 by William Sherlock, served as a dance hall and communi... more

Tibbals-Sager Cabin, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Tibbals-Sager Cabin, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont Count...

Significance: Typical nineteenth century frontier log cabin. // This cabin, typical of the South Pass City area, is though to have been built by Barney Tibbals c. 1890. The last known occupant was a local pros... more

Tibbals-Sager Cabin, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Tibbals-Sager Cabin, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont Count...

Significance: Typical nineteenth century frontier log cabin. // This cabin, typical of the South Pass City area, is though to have been built by Barney Tibbals c. 1890. The last known occupant was a local pros... more

Tibbals-Sager Cabin, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Tibbals-Sager Cabin, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont Count...

Significance: Typical nineteenth century frontier log cabin. // This cabin, typical of the South Pass City area, is though to have been built by Barney Tibbals c. 1890. The last known occupant was a local pros... more

Tibbals-Sager Cabin, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Tibbals-Sager Cabin, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont Count...

Significance: Typical nineteenth century frontier log cabin. // This cabin, typical of the South Pass City area, is though to have been built by Barney Tibbals c. 1890. The last known occupant was a local pros... more

Tibbals-Sager Cabin, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Tibbals-Sager Cabin, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont Count...

Significance: Typical nineteenth century frontier log cabin. // This cabin, typical of the South Pass City area, is though to have been built by Barney Tibbals c. 1890. The last known occupant was a local pros... more

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: South Pass City's longest running hotel, Idaho House was owned and operated by the pioneer Sherlock family from 1873 to 1949. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-40 Sur... more

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: South Pass City's longest running hotel, Idaho House was owned and operated by the pioneer Sherlock family from 1873 to 1949. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-40 Sur... more

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: South Pass City's longest running hotel, Idaho House was owned and operated by the pioneer Sherlock family from 1873 to 1949. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-40 Sur... more

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: South Pass City's longest running hotel, Idaho House was owned and operated by the pioneer Sherlock family from 1873 to 1949. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-40 Sur... more

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: South Pass City's longest running hotel, Idaho House was owned and operated by the pioneer Sherlock family from 1873 to 1949. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-40 Sur... more

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: South Pass City's longest running hotel, Idaho House was owned and operated by the pioneer Sherlock family from 1873 to 1949. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-40 Sur... more

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: South Pass City's longest running hotel, Idaho House was owned and operated by the pioneer Sherlock family from 1873 to 1949. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-40 Sur... more

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: South Pass City's longest running hotel, Idaho House was owned and operated by the pioneer Sherlock family from 1873 to 1949. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-40 Sur... more

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: South Pass City's longest running hotel, Idaho House was owned and operated by the pioneer Sherlock family from 1873 to 1949. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-40 Sur... more

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: South Pass City's longest running hotel, Idaho House was owned and operated by the pioneer Sherlock family from 1873 to 1949. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-40 Sur... more

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Idaho House, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: South Pass City's longest running hotel, Idaho House was owned and operated by the pioneer Sherlock family from 1873 to 1949. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-40 Sur... more

Exchange Bank & Recorder's Office, South Pass Avenue & Price Street, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Exchange Bank & Recorder's Office, South Pass Avenue & Price Street, S...

Significance: One of South Pass City's two original banks. The Recorder's Office, adjacent to the Exchange Bank, was the meeting place of the county commissioners first of Carter County and later of Sweetwater... more

Exchange Bank & Recorder's Office, South Pass Avenue & Price Street, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Exchange Bank & Recorder's Office, South Pass Avenue & Price Street, S...

Significance: One of South Pass City's two original banks. The Recorder's Office, adjacent to the Exchange Bank, was the meeting place of the county commissioners first of Carter County and later of Sweetwater... more

Carrie Shields Mine, South Pass City vicinity, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Carrie Shields Mine, South Pass City vicinity, South Pass City, Fremon...

Survey number: HABS WY-58 National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 70000670

Carrie Shields Mine, South Pass City vicinity, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Carrie Shields Mine, South Pass City vicinity, South Pass City, Fremon...

Survey number: HABS WY-58 National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 70000670

Carrie Shields Mine, South Pass City vicinity, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Carrie Shields Mine, South Pass City vicinity, South Pass City, Fremon...

Survey number: HABS WY-58 National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 70000670

Carrie Shields Mine, South Pass City vicinity, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Carrie Shields Mine, South Pass City vicinity, South Pass City, Fremon...

Survey number: HABS WY-58 National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 70000670

Carrie Shields Mine, South Pass City vicinity, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Carrie Shields Mine, South Pass City vicinity, South Pass City, Fremon...

Survey number: HABS WY-58 National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 70000670

Carissa Saloon, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Carissa Saloon, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: The Carissa Saloon was one of the longest running bars in South Pass City, and is one of three remaining false-front buildings on South Pass Avenue. Unprocessed Field note material exists for thi... more

Carissa Saloon, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Carissa Saloon, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: The Carissa Saloon was one of the longest running bars in South Pass City, and is one of three remaining false-front buildings on South Pass Avenue. Unprocessed Field note material exists for thi... more

Carissa Saloon, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Carissa Saloon, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: The Carissa Saloon was one of the longest running bars in South Pass City, and is one of three remaining false-front buildings on South Pass Avenue. Unprocessed Field note material exists for thi... more

Carissa Saloon, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Carissa Saloon, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: The Carissa Saloon was one of the longest running bars in South Pass City, and is one of three remaining false-front buildings on South Pass Avenue. Unprocessed Field note material exists for thi... more

Carissa Saloon, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Carissa Saloon, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Significance: The Carissa Saloon was one of the longest running bars in South Pass City, and is one of three remaining false-front buildings on South Pass Avenue. Unprocessed Field note material exists for thi... more

Houghton-Colter General Store, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Houghton-Colter General Store, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fre...

Significance: This building is one of the first stores in the gold mining boom town of South Pass City and served temporarily as the Carter County jail. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structur... more

Houghton-Colter General Store, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Houghton-Colter General Store, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fre...

Significance: This building is one of the first stores in the gold mining boom town of South Pass City and served temporarily as the Carter County jail. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structur... more

Houghton-Colter General Store, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Houghton-Colter General Store, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fre...

Significance: This building is one of the first stores in the gold mining boom town of South Pass City and served temporarily as the Carter County jail. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structur... more

Houghton-Colter General Store, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Houghton-Colter General Store, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fre...

Significance: This building is one of the first stores in the gold mining boom town of South Pass City and served temporarily as the Carter County jail. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structur... more

Houghton-Colter General Store, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Houghton-Colter General Store, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fre...

Significance: This building is one of the first stores in the gold mining boom town of South Pass City and served temporarily as the Carter County jail. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structur... more

Houghton-Colter General Store, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Houghton-Colter General Store, South Pass Avenue, South Pass City, Fre...

Significance: This building is one of the first stores in the gold mining boom town of South Pass City and served temporarily as the Carter County jail. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structur... more

Roberts-Payne House, Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Roberts-Payne House, Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremont County, W...

Significance: The building is the only one-and-a-half-story cabin in South Pass City, and the most elaborate remaining residence. Presumably built c. 1890 by Bolivar Roberts, owner of the Carissa Mine, this hou... more

Roberts-Payne House, Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Roberts-Payne House, Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremont County, W...

Significance: The building is the only one-and-a-half-story cabin in South Pass City, and the most elaborate remaining residence. Presumably built c. 1890 by Bolivar Roberts, owner of the Carissa Mine, this hou... more

Roberts-Payne House, Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremont County, WY

Roberts-Payne House, Dakota Street, South Pass City, Fremont County, W...

Significance: The building is the only one-and-a-half-story cabin in South Pass City, and the most elaborate remaining residence. Presumably built c. 1890 by Bolivar Roberts, owner of the Carissa Mine, this hou... more

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