South Pass offers a rich history. The Overland Stage, Pony Express, and first transcontinental telegraph all came through the region, and nearly a century later, President Dwight D. Eisenhower designated South Pass as one of America’s first National Historic Landmarks.
Fur Traders first saw South Pass in 1812. From the early 1840s until the completion of the first transcontinental railroad almost forty years later, emigrants on the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails used South Pass, transforming the American West in a single generation.
ISBN – 978-0-8061-4442-9
University of Oklahoma Press, 2014