South Pass

About 10 mi. SW of South Pass City on WY 28, South Pass City, Wyoming

Photos 

South Pass City

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

South Pass City was the focal point in the development in the Sweetwater Gold Mine Field, the largest gold rush area in Wyoming. In addition, it was the center of the first successful women's suffrage activity in the United States. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS WY-27)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000754
Area of significance
Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Road-related; Pedestrian related
Current function
Agricultural fields
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1824; 1840; 1860