Wed, 24/May/2017 5:30

Devil's Gate

Devil's Gate is a feature along the join Mormon and Oregon trails in Wyoming through which the Sweetwater river flows. It is too narrow for wagons and thus they had to go around. Not too far from Devil's gate was a trading post of sorts. I think it closed down or was forced to be abandoned in the mid-1850's. It was here that late in the year 1856 several groups of weary travelers sought refuge. There being too many for such a small place and not much fire wood at hand, some also sought refuge some few miles from the at what is now called Martin's cove. Some of my wife's ancestors, Maria Jackson Normington and her girls, were among those seeking refuge. That family had suffered much en route but we shall not forget the miracles that did save them and through them our family. 





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