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Near Hudson in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Bonneville Cabins

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2014
1. Bonneville Cabins Marker
Inscription. Five hundred yards northwest of this marker stood the Bonneville Cabins, built by Captain B.L.E. Bonneville in 1835 to store his trade goods. Three cabins were constructed and later two more. They were long known as “The Five Cabins, : the first mercantile establishment in central Wyoming. In 1866 Major Noyes Baldwin moved a stock of goods into the cabins to trade with Shoshoni Indians, but vacated the following year because of Indian hostilities. In 1868 he located a trading post on Baldwin Creek two miles northwest of Lander and in 1876 moved to the site of the present M.M. Baldwin Co. store in Lander.
 
Erected by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
 
Location. 42° 54.019′ N, 108° 35.298′ W. Marker is near Hudson, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker is on Wyoming Route 789 near West 6th Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hudson WY 82515, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Fort Thompson or Camp Magraw (approx. 6.4 miles away); Site of Fort McGraw (approx. 6.4 miles away); Lander Vally Historical Sites
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2014
2. Bonneville Cabins Marker
(approx. 8.5 miles away); Lander's Mill (approx. 8.5 miles away); IOOF Building - Golden Rule Store (approx. 8.5 miles away); Palace Pharmacy, Albany Hotel, US Post Office (approx. 8.6 miles away); Main Street (approx. 8.6 miles away); Lander Hotel (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at a pull-out on Wyoming Highway 789 that the west edge of Hudson, WY.
 
Also see . . .  Benjamin Bonneville - Wikipedia. Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville... was a French-born officer in the United States Army, fur trapper, and explorer in the American West. He is noted for his expeditions to the Oregon Country and the Great Basin, and in particular for blazing portions of the Oregon Trail. (Submitted on January 5, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. fur trade
 
Categories. ExplorationIndustry & Commerce
 
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3. Benjamin Bonneville
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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