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The Independence Rock, with an approximate size of 130 feet, is a hug granite rock in Natrona County. In the 19th century, it was a popular landmark for Oregon, California, and Mormon emigrants.

Although smaller, its appearance is similar to the Enchanted Rock found in Texas and the Uluru found in Australia. It sits on a high plateau region in Central Wyoming.

The rock's name was derived from its location, which is directly along the Emigrant Trail Route. Also the emigrant wagon groups going to California or Oregon usually leaves the Missouri Rover during the spring. In this time frame, they goal is to get to the rock by July 4, the Independence Day of the United States.

The rock is also surrounded by other landmarks included in the trail such as Martin's Cove and the Devil's Gate.

Today, it is a part of the Independence Rock State Historic Site. The state of Wyoming owns and operates the Independence Rock.
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