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The Cheyenne - Ft. Laramie - Deadwood Trail

1867 - 1887

 
 
The Cheyenne - Ft. Laramie - Deadwood Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 27, 2016
1. The Cheyenne - Ft. Laramie - Deadwood Trail Marker
Inscription.
started from the corner of Capitol Ave. & 16th Street and ran 88 miles north to Ft. Laramie, the most historic Fort in the Rocky Mountain west. In 1876 it was extended to Deadwood and the Black Hills gold fields 266 miles from Cheyenne. Indians, trappers, traders, pack trains, cavalry, freighters, cowboys, and stage coaches traveled this way. Road agents and Indians added to the hazards of the road.

 
Erected 1957 by Historical Marker Commission of Wyoming.
 
Location. 41° 8.29′ N, 104° 49.124′ W. Marker is in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in Laramie County. Marker is on Capitol Avenue near West 22nd Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 199 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne WY 82001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Cheyenne's Carnegie Public Library -- 1901-1966 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mrs. Esther Hobart Morris (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elling William "Bill" Golling (about 700 feet away); Wyoming Army and Air National Guard Memorial (about 800 feet away); Wyoming Spanish American War Monument
The Cheyenne - Ft. Laramie - Deadwood Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 27, 2016
2. The Cheyenne - Ft. Laramie - Deadwood Trail Marker
(about 800 feet away); Esther Hobart Morris (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mt. Sinai Congregation (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cheyenne.
 
Also see . . .  Cheyenne-Deadwood Stage - Wyoming Tales and Trails. Although not as significant as the Overland Stage, probably no stage line has attracted more attention than the Deadwood Stage, more properly, the Cheyenne and Blackhills Stage and Express Line. The fame of the line and of Deadwood itself, was assured by being early featured in Edward L. Wheeler's Deadwood Dick series of half-dime novels and Col. Cody's Wild West show. (Submitted on June 18, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Last Black Hills Stagecoach leaving Cheyenne image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, February 19, 1887
3. Last Black Hills Stagecoach leaving Cheyenne
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 18, 2016.
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