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

The Rustic Hotel

Fort Laramie National Historic Site

 
 
The Rustic Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 30, 2008
1. The Rustic Hotel Marker
Inscription. The Rustic Hotel opened in 1876. During that year it probably provided the best accommodations for travelers between Cheyenne and the Black Hills. It also served as a station for the Cheyenne-Black Hills Stage and Express Line. By 1883, when this photograph was taken, one lady found “horrid little bugs” in the sheets. Three years later the stage station corrals were polluting the water supply and had to be removed.

(Inscription under the photo in the lower left) Primitive kitchen dugout behind the hotel. Building in the background is Post Hotel.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 42° 12.335′ N, 104° 33.45′ 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. The Post Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rustic Hotel “ . . . No Second-Rate Affair” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cavalry Stables (about 400 feet
The Rustic Hotel and Post Hospital Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 30, 2008
2. The Rustic Hotel and Post Hospital Ruins
away); Noncommissioned Officers’ Quarters (about 400 feet away); ‘Where’s the Wall?’ (about 400 feet away); Cavalry Barracks (about 400 feet away); Fort Laramie National Historic Site (about 500 feet away); A Father’s Grief . . . A Soldier’s Honor (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Laramie.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesIndustry & CommerceWars, US Indian
 
Fort Laramie National Historic Site-Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 30, 2008
3. Fort Laramie National Historic Site-Entrance Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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