COUNTY: Box Elder
CLIMATE: Mild winter, warm summer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
41°56′38″N 112°13′1″W Around 3 miles southeast from Portage, the town is mostly gone, and what remains is protected by the Northwestern Shoshone reservation.
|Washakie was established in 1880 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the settlement of the Northwestern Shoshone. The Washakie Indian Farm was home to the main body of this Native American band through most of the 20th century.
By the mid-1970s, Washakie's residents were gone and the property sold to a private ranching operation. Today the tribal reservation consists of a small tract containing the Washakie cemetery, and the tribe is seeking to acquire more of the surrounding land. The old LDS chapel in Washakie is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Submitted by: Landon Avery