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July 29, 2023 @ 11:00 am

Gold was discovered in 1867 on a windswept ridge above a minor tributary of the Sweetwater River. In less than a year, the rush was on and the creek had a name, Willow Creek, and a town called South Pass City that boasted 1,000 people. Even though the place was very remote, miners were enterprising, bringing in huge pieces of equipment to process gold ore.

This trek follows Willow Creek along South Pass City’s Flood & Hindle Trail and looks into the history of early mining at South Pass City. This is an easy 1.5 mile walk on a well-maintained trail. This trek also includes a full demonstration of the stamp mill and the one of a kind Arrastra. Meet at the South Pass City Dance Hall at 11 a.m. Reservations are required (25 person limit).


July 29, 2023
11:00 am
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South Pass City State Historic Site
125 Main Street
South Pass, WY 82520 United States
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