to South Pass City
South Pass City’s first gold rush came in the summer of 1868. The discovery of the
Cariso Lode, brought thousands of miners, merchants, & entrepreneurs. Over 2000
people called South Pass City home -
However, a core of hangers-
In 1968, on the town’s centennial, a group of Wyoming citizens donated the town to the State of Wyoming.
Today, South Pass City is an authentic glimpse at a community that survived the booms & busts of gold fever