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South Pass

noun
1.
a mountain pass in SW Wyoming, cutting through the Rocky Mountains at the S of the Wind River range: part of the Oregon Trail.
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  • We are now 1,000 feet above the level of the South Pass in the Rocky mountains; and still we are not done ascending.

  • I never put in such a night since I froze to death on South Pass.

    'Me-Smith' Caroline Lockhart
  • Our course, however, took us along the old Oregon trail toward South Pass.

    The Awakening of the Desert Julius C. Birge
  • They had now approached the road at what is called the South Pass.

    Life of Kit Carson Charles Burdett
  • No longer did Carmichael take the South Pass for his morning rides.

    The Goose Girl Harold MacGrath
  • The forage supply was almost exhausted when South Pass was reached, and the draught and beef cattle were in a sad plight.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • Four men rode that evening from Tower W through the South Pass; the fifth man had already left the party.

    Whispering Smith Frank H. Spearman
  • It is now a certainty that we are yet two miles short of the dividing ridge of the South Pass by the road.

    William Clayton's Journal William Clayton
  • When we arrived near the summit of the dividing ridge or South Pass, two Indians rode towards us and motioned for us to stop.

    William Clayton's Journal William Clayton
  • Mr. Mulford, keep the brig in motion, hauling up toward the South Pass, while I go ashore for the ladies.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef James Fenimore Cooper

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