Pioneering the Trail



Malinda Jane Armstrong Grave

"At Fort Bridger, Malinda Jane was taken ill of a fever. There was little at the Fort and they traveled on to the Green River crossing, then up the Jones [Cherokee] route to the Hogback between Currant Creek and Sage. After crossing Spring Creek they reached the brow of the hill that looks down on Trout Gulch, and turned out to encamp, at a shady spot not far from water. Here Malinda died and was laid by her loving friends in a lonely grave."

The stone reads: 1834-1852 In Memory of Malinda J. Armstrong Died Aug. 15, 1852." Quoted from: State of Wyoming Historical Department "Quarterly Bulletin" Vol.1 Nos. 1 & 2.