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All that is known of Charles Hatch is taken from his headstone: "IN MEMORY OF CHARLES HATCH 40 DIED JUNE 12 1850." To the right of the top line, scratched lightly into the stone, are the words "Killed by Indians."

The grave is located on the west bank of the Big Sandy River, atop the 50 foot bluff bordering the stream on rangeland behind irrigated hay fields. The headstone is cracked but original.

Ownership
Private. Permission to visit the site is routinely granted to those who inquire of the owner: Marvin Applequist, Box 55, Farson, WY 82932. (307) 273-9311.

Directions
Sweetwater County, Wyoming. T24N/R106W

Drive approximately two miles southwest from Farson on S. R. 28. The Hatch grave is approximately 200 yards south of the highway.

National Park Service Comprehensive Management Plan
The site has been fenced by the Oregon-California Trails Association. There are no known threats to the site. It is not listed on the National Register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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