Bessemer Bend
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Title:Bessemer Bend
History:A bend on the North Platte River near Red Buttes at which Robert Stuart in 1812 built winter quarters. It was also a location on the Oregon Trail where the emigrants crossed the river. (WSL)
County:Natrona
Feature Category:Water Features
Origin Of Name:Name derived from a steel known as "Bessemer steel." (WPA) Several places ... named for Sir Henry Bessemer, who invented the process of reducing iron ore. (Gannett, 1905)A bend on the North Platte River near Red Buttes at which Robert Stuart in 1812 built winter quarters. It was also a location on the Oregon Trail where the emigrants crossed the river. (WSL)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Topic:Cutoffs Bessemer Bend Route. Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office. Web, 2015
Link:Search Wyoming Places
Document ID:11141743

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