Fort Laramie in Goshen County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Through a succession of accidental fires, Fort Laramie’s sawmills gained a reputation of being oll-fated. The lime-grout building erected upon this site in 1887 was the last of several such structures that sheltered stream engines used for sawing wood and pumping water.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 42° 12.276′ N, 104° 33.547′ W. Marker is in Fort Laramie, Wyoming, in Goshen County. Marker can be reached from Wyoming Route 160, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located at Fort Laramie National Historic Site, at the west end of the parking lot. 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. The Rustic Hotel “ . . . No Second-Rate Affair” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Laramie National Historic Site (about 300 feet away); A Father’s Grief . . . A Soldier’s Honor (about 400 feet away); The Pony Express (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The Pony Express (about 500 feet away); Magazine Transcontinental Telegraph (about 600 feet away); Old Bedlam (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Laramie.
More about this marker. A picture of the saw mill and steam engine appears at the top of the marker.
Also see . . . Fort Laramie National Historic Site. (Submitted on August 11, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 62 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.