Independence Rock

60 mi. SW of Casper on WY 220, Casper, Wyoming

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Description 

Independence Rock is a well-known natural landmark on the Oregon Trail, 1900 feet long and 850 feet wide. Numerous travelers painted, carved, or wrote their names on its surface over the years. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 20, 1961

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000757
Area of significance
Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic functions
Road-related; Conservation area
Current function
Conservation area
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1830; 1850

Update Log 

  • September 6, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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