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

Refinement at Fort Laramie

 
 
Refinement at Fort Laramie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
1. Refinement at Fort Laramie Marker
Inscription.
Fort Laramie began as a dusty, drab frontier outpost as pictured above in the 1868 photograph. However, by the 1880ís, the Army had embarked upon a major cleanup and improvement campaign. The delightful results are evident in the 1887 view – trees and grass, gaslights, boardwalks, picket fences and vine-covered verandas, modern, comfortable quarters . . . even birdbaths!
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 12.116′ N, 104° 33.544′ W. Marker is in Fort Laramie, Wyoming, in Goshen County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 160, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Laramie WY 82212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Officers Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Captainís Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); C.O.ís Chicken Coop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The “Government Workhouse” (about 300 feet away); Fort John – The ĎSecond Fort Laramieí (about
Refinement at Fort Laramie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
2. Refinement at Fort Laramie Marker
300 feet away); Fort William and the Fur Trade (about 300 feet away); Administration Building (about 300 feet away); John (Portugee) Phillips (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Laramie.
 
More about this marker. The photograph on the right side of the marker shows Fort Laramie after the cleanup and improvement campaign.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Laramie National Historic Site. (Submitted on August 11, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Marker at Fort Laramie image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
3. Marker at Fort Laramie
Officers' Quarters Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
4. Officers' Quarters Ruins
No evidence of the refinement brought about by the Army's cleanup and improvement campaign remains at Fort Laramie.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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