Near Elk Mountain in Carbon County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Dedicated to the men of the 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. F. Mahannah is but one of the many stationed at Fort Halleck, 1862-1865. His name is one of many found carved in the nearby bluffs.
Location. 41° 41.934′ N, 106° 31.386′ W. Marker is near Elk Mountain, Wyoming, in Carbon County. Marker is on Rattlesnake Pass Road near Interstate 80. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elk Mountain WY 82324, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overland Trail (approx. 6 miles away).
More about this marker. The remnants of Fort Halleck, the blacksmith shop, are located on Elk Mountain Ranch. The ranch, which is private property, is approximately
The marker is 'home-made' and contains several artifacts and a depiction of F. Mahannah's name found carved on a nearby bluff.
Also see . . . Fort Halleck - Overland Trail. Fort Halleck, Wyoming, was established in 1862 to protect the Overland Trail Stage Line from continuing Indian problems. The site chosen in a gap on the north side of Elk Mountain at an elevation of about 7300 feet, was near a spring with plenty of wood for cooking and heating. The fort was located in the midst of some of the most beautiful tall grass meadows along the trail, abounding with large herds of elk, deer and antelope. The fort complex was quite substantial, consisting of stables large enough to hold 200 horses, storehouses, two sets of company quarters, officers' quarters, a store, bake house, jail and hospital. (Submitted on June 22, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 156 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 22, 2016.