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Near Sinclair in Carbon County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Officer's Quarters

 
 
Officer's Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
1. Officer's Quarters Marker
Inscription. The collapsed sand stone building west of the sign is all that remains of the once imposing eight room, one and one-half story Commanding Officers quarters. Residences for staff officers were four, wood-framed double quarters with a captain in one-half and two lieutenants in the other half. Compared to enlisted men's barracks, the officer's quarters were luxurious. Amenities included lath and plaster walls, kitchens with cellars, and large enclosed yards.
Officer's salaries greatly exceeded those of enlisted men. They could hire servants and support a family, activities prohibited to the enlisted man. Social activities at Fort Fred Steele included dinner parties, card games, theatrical presentations, dances and outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, ice skating and sledding. Even with these diversions, daily military life was monotonous. Opportunities for promotion were limited and usually occurred upon the retirement or death of a superior.
 
Erected by Wyoming Recreation Commission.
 
Location. 41° 46.728′ N, 106° 56.889′ W. Marker is near Sinclair, Wyoming, in Carbon County. Marker can be reached from County Route 347 near Interstate 80, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sinclair WY 82334, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Officer's Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
2. Officer's Quarters Marker
This marker is on the right.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Officers Who Commanded Fort Fred Steele (here, next to this marker); Fort Steele Schoolhouse (a few steps from this marker); Wild Times In Benton! (within shouting distance of this marker); This January 1880 plan of Fort Fred Steele... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Lincoln Highway... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Passenger's Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Enlisted Men's Barracks (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Fred Steele (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sinclair.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site. The site is on County Road 347, north of the Interstate 80 Exit 228 and on the north side of the railroad tracks.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Officer's Quarters ruins image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
3. Officer's Quarters ruins
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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