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Historical Features - GRANGER STAGE STATION
 

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Historical Features - GRANGER STAGE STATION

 

About:

Granger Stage Station is located in southwest Wyoming approximately five miles off I-80 (Exit 66). Many trails came through Granger including the Oregon Trail, California Trail, Mormon Pioneer Trail, Pony Express Trail, Overland Trail and the northern route of the Cherokee Trail. The site includes the station building, two interpretive signs, and a monument to the Overland and Pony Express trails.

History of the Granger Stage Station:

  • Granger was one of dozens of stage stations on the Overland Trail built in the 1850s.
  • The original station, Ham's Fork, was a dugout affair built around 1850. It was replaced by a stone structure in 1856 and renamed South Bend Station. Horace Greeley and Mark Twain were just two of the thousands of passengers who passed through.
  • Later, the Pony Express used the station as a stopover in 1861-1862. When Union Pacific Railroad construction arrived in 1868, the old stage station was overrun with workers who renamed the site Granger.
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LocationLocation
  • 110 Spruce Street, Granger, WY 82934
  • Distance from Ft. Bridger: 38.1 miles
  • GPS Coordinates: 41.590503, -109.969819
AvailabilityAvailability
  • 24/7
FeesFees
  • There are no additional fees.
 
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Site Status

 

COVID-19 Coronavirus
Important Information:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all Wyoming State Park: overnight camping facilities, cabins, yurts, group sites/shelters, showerhouses, some non-essential restrooms, and playgrounds are closed until further notice.

All parks currently remain open for day-use outdoor recreation activities including: trailheads, hiking/biking trails, boat ramps, fishing access, essential restrooms, individual picnic areas/tables. Normal park fees apply; visitors are urged to use fee canisters. 

State Historic Sites are closed to the general public until further notice. 

While we encourage citizens to enjoy the great outdoors while maintaining social distances, please know the Governor has also urged citizens to stay home whenever possible. This is an ever-changing situation. 

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Open Daily Sunrise to Sunset.

 

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 Granger Stage Station State Historic Site
 110 Spruce St.
 Granger, WY 82934

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