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Fort Laramie in Goshen County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Crossroads of a Nation Moving West

 
 
Fort Laramie National Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 30, 2008
1. Fort Laramie National Historic Site Marker
Inscription. Fort Laramie was perhaps the single most important location in Americaís expansion into the west. Founded in 1834 as a trading post, it became a military fort in 1849. Until it closed in 1890, Fort Laramie influenced major events in the history of the Trans-Mississippi West. From the eras of the fur trade, the Oregon Trail and the Indian Wars, the fort served as an American foothold in a rapidly changing west.

We recommend that you begin at the Visitor Center. Follow the paved path to your left. An orientation video, displays, information and bookstore will help you make the most of your visit.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 42° 12.251′ N, 104° 33.488′ W. Marker is in Fort Laramie, Wyoming, in Goshen County. Marker is on County Route 53. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 965 Gray Rocks Road (Park Entrance), Fort Laramie WY 82212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Fatherís Grief . . . A Soldierís Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Pony Express
Fort Laramie National Historic Site-Close up of Map image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 30, 2008
2. Fort Laramie National Historic Site-Close up of Map
(within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Laramie (within shouting distance of this marker); Transcontinental Telegraph (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Bedlam (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sutlerís House (about 300 feet away); The Sutlerís Store (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Laramie.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Infantry Barracks Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 30, 2008
3. Infantry Barracks Ruins
Cavalry Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 30, 2008
4. Cavalry Barracks
Fort Laramie National Historic Site-Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 30, 2008
5. Fort Laramie National Historic Site-Entrance Sign
Reverse Sied of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
6. Reverse Sied of Marker
The back of the marker contains a map indicating other places to see on the Fort Laramie Frontier.
Fort Laramie National Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
7. Fort Laramie National Historic Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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