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Banner in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Site of a Sawmill

 
 
Site of a Sawmill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
1. Site of a Sawmill Marker
Inscription.
As explained in No. 1 of this series, wood was the life blood of Fort Kearny. The founding soldiers had carried into this wilderness a sawmill. It was set up without the walls of the stockade as here illustrated. And here, as supplied by logs carried in wagon trains returning from the “Pinery,” were sawed the boards from which the Fortís structures were built.
 
Location. 44° 31.964′ N, 106° 49.656′ W. Marker is in Banner, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker is on Wagon Box Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located at Fort Phil Kearny. Marker is in this post office area: Banner WY 82832, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A monument Honoring John “Portugee” Phillips (here, next to this marker); The Fort Kearny Sawmills (here, next to this marker); Lodge Trail Ridge (a few steps from this marker); Sullivant Ridge (a few steps from this marker); Pilot Hill (a few steps from this marker); Cemetery Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Protecting the Travelers or the Garrison? (within shouting distance of this marker); Touring the Fort (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Banner.
 
More about this marker.
Site of a Sawmill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. Site of a Sawmill Marker
The upper left of the marker contains a map showing the location of the sawmill site and wood road in relation to the fort. Below this is a picture of the sawmill as it appeared in the 1860ís.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 25, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Site of a Sawmill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
3. Site of a Sawmill Marker
The site where the sawmill was located can be seen near the trees beyond the stockade.
Markers at Fort Phil Kearny image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
4. Markers at Fort Phil Kearny
Several markers can be found at this location. The Site of a Sawmill marker is seen here on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 16 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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