Banner in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Site of a Sawmill
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.
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Also see . . . Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 25, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 48 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.