South Pass City: Changing Perspectives on a Nineteenth Century Frontier Town by Marcel Kornfield and Julie Francis

Prospectors Cabin

Publication: Historical Archaeology

Author: Dale Berge

Date of Publication: 1986

PDF File: 25615581.pdf



South Pass, a major passage way through the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming, played an important role in prehistoric times as well as in the settling of the West in historic times. Significant trails; such as the California Trail, Oregon Trail, and the Mormon Trail; wind their way through this beak in the high peaks of the Rockies.