A Most Difficult Trail....

photo of the week for Friday, 2014, July 4
Photographer: Kurt Repanshek

Crossing Wyoming was a tedious, and dangerous, task for those heading to a new life in Oregon or perhaps California. Here, at along the Oregon Trail at Pacific Springs not far from South Pass City, Wyoming, with the Wind River Range in the distance, emigrants would stop to rest themselves and their livestock. For some, it was their final stop, as several graves are in the area.

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