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Near Sinclair in Carbon County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Viewing the Fort Grounds

 
 
Viewing the Fort Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
1. Viewing the Fort Grounds Marker
Inscription. Fort Fred Steele was established in 1868 as one of a group of military posts placed along the route of the Trans-Continental Railroad to protect and support the railroad construction. Today, except for the Powder Magazine (south of the Railroad tracks), only foundations remain. The buildings are marked with metal signs indicating the original use of the building and the dotted lines on the above map closely follows the original Parade Ground Path. This post did have some unique structures. These include the stone sidewalk, part of which still exists, along Officers Row, on the west side of the post. Another interesting structure is the Stone Corral, much of which still stands. Building number 13 shows evidence of being a military structure and may have been a barracks. Remember! These structures are unsafe, DO NOT ENTER!
 
Location. 41° 46.682′ N, 106° 56.78′ W. Marker is near Sinclair, Wyoming, in Carbon County. Marker can be reached from County Road 347 1.7 miles north of Old Highway. Click for map. Marker can be reached by driving to the end of County Road 347 to the parking lot for the Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site and walking the pedestrian path underneath the railroad tracks to Fort Fred Steele. Marker is in this post office area: Sinclair WY 82334, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Map of Fort Fred Steele Today image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
2. Map of Fort Fred Steele Today
Close-up of map on marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thornburgh's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Frederick Steele (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Thomas Tipton Thornburgh (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Philippe Regis de Trobriand (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Springs Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Image of Fort Fred Steele (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Fred Steele after 1886 (within shouting distance of this marker); Enlisted Men's Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sinclair.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Fred Steele Historic Site - Wyoming State Parks. (Submitted on February 7, 2014.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Viewing the Fort Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
3. Viewing the Fort Grounds Marker
Chimney and Foundation of Barracks Building
Fort Fred Steele Parade Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
4. Fort Fred Steele Parade Grounds
Fort Fred Steele 1914 Marker at southeast corner of parade grounds
Buildings at Northwest Corner of Parade Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
5. Buildings at Northwest Corner of Parade Grounds
Foundation of Barracks Building near Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
6. Foundation of Barracks Building near Marker
Chimneys of Barracks Buildings near Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
7. Chimneys of Barracks Buildings near Marker
View to North from Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
8. View to North from Marker Location
The North Platte River is beyond the grove of trees
 
 
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