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Near Lusk in Niobrara County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Cheyenne-Deadwood Trail

 
 
Cheyenne-Deadwood Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 7, 2016
1. Cheyenne-Deadwood Trail Marker
Inscription. Here you stand on the Cheyenne-Deadwood Trail over which freight wagons and stagecoaches traveled between Cheyenne and the Black Hills gold mining area from 1876 to 1877. One of these stages may be seen in the Lusk museum. The nearby monument is at the grave of George Lathrop, pioneer stage driver. South you can see Rawhide Buttes, west of which was located the home station of the Cheyenne and Black Hills Stage Lines.
One and a half miles northeast was running water (sic) or Silver Cliff stage station, forerunner of Lusk.
Last straggler of the great buffalo herds in this area was killed nearby in recent years.
 
Erected by Wyoming State Archives & Historical Department and State Historical Society Niobrara County.
 
Location. 42° 44.872′ N, 104° 28.979′ W. Marker is near Lusk, Wyoming, in Niobrara County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 18 at milepost 39 near Silver Springs Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3925 U.S. Highway 18, Lusk WY 82225, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Lathrop (within shouting distance of this marker); Lusk Rest Area (about
Cheyenne-Deadwood Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 7, 2016
2. Cheyenne-Deadwood Trail Marker
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Breaks in the Prairie (about 400 feet away); Oldest Building in Lusk (approx. 1.8 miles away); Redwood Water Tank (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Redwood Water Tank (approx. 2.3 miles away); Monuments to Wyoming History (approx. 4.8 miles away); Texas Trail - 1866 - 1897 (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lusk.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Lady Bird (Lusk) Rest Area, about 1 1/2 miles west of Lusk on U.S.Highway 18 (also U.S. Highway 20).
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Cheyenne-Deadwood Stagecoach in the Lusk Museum image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 7, 2016
3. Cheyenne-Deadwood Stagecoach in the Lusk Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on October 3, 2016.
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