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Amateur Efforts to survey a new, shorter

Amateur, “better” route had been underway since 1864. By 1867, a new

route was found and surveyed that went along part of the South Platte

River in western Nebraska and after entering what is now the state

of Wyoming, ascended a gradual sloping ridge between Lodgepole

Creek and Crow Creek to the 8,200-foot (2,500 m) Evans pass (also called

Sherman’s Pass) which was discovered by the Union Pacific employed

English surveyor and engineer, James Evans, in about 1864.[57] This pass

now is marked by the Ames Monument (41.131281°N 105.398045°W)

marking its significance and commemorating two of the main backers of

the Union Pacific Railroad. From North Platte, Nebraska (elevation 2,834

feet or 864 metres), the railroad proceeded westward and upward along a

new path across the Nebraska Territory and Wyoming Territory (the

n part of the Dakota Territory) along the north bank of the South Platte

River and into what would become the state of Wyoming at Lone Pine,

Wyoming. Evans Pass was located between what would become the new

“railroad” towns of Cheyenne and Laramie. Connecting to this pass, about

15 miles (24 km) west of Cheyenne, was the one place across the L

aramie Mountains that had a narrow “guitar neck” of land that crossed the

mountains without serious erosion at the so-called “gangplank”

(41.099746°N 105.153205°W) discovered by Major General Grenville

Dodge in 1865 when he was in the U.S. Army.[58] The new route sur

veyed across Wyoming was over 150 miles (240 km) shorter, had a f

latter profile, allowing for cheaper and easier railroad construction, and

also went closer by Denver and the known coalfields in

the Wasatch and Laramie Ranges.

The railroad gained about 3,200 feet (980 m) in the 220 miles (350 km) climb

to Cheyenne from North Platte, Nebraska—about 15 feet per mile

(2.8 m/km)—a very gentle slope of less than one degree average. This “new”

route had never become an emigrant route because it lacked the water and

grass to feed the emigrants’ oxen and mules. Steam locomotives did not

need grass, and the railroad companies could drill wells for water if


Date: August 3, 2020