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Wyoming (Weston County), Newcastle — Camp Jenney
Camp site of the first authorized military expedition into the Black Hills. On September 12, 1857 Lt. G. K. Warren of the U. S. Topographical Engineers and his party, camped here and erected a log corral. (17 years before the famous Custer Expedition.) On June 3, 1875, the expedition headed by Professor Walter P. Jenney under military escort commanded by Col. R. I. Dodge of Ft. Laramie, camped on the location of Lt. Warren's camp and corral. A stockade was erected and became known as Camp . . . — Map (db m4304) HM
Wyoming (Weston County), Newcastle — Cheyenne – Deadwood Trail Beaver Creek Station – Hank Masons Grave
The Cheyenne-Deadwood Trail, a heritage precious to state and nation, was used by gold seekers and Black Hills emigrants from 1876 to 1887. Crossing U. S. Highway 16 at this point, it followed Stockade Beaver Creek passing Beaver Creek Stage Station and winding on to Deadwood via Canyon Springs Stage Station near present Camp Mallo. From the Beaver Creek Station, 13 miles north of here, searchers hunted for the treasure coach robbed at Canyon Springs in 1878. This robbery was the only . . . — Map (db m4305) HM
Wyoming (Weston County), Newcastle — Site of Field City
The deserted site of Field City or Tubb Town offers silent testimony to the boom and bust fate of many western towns. In the spring of 1889 Deloss Tubbs, a businessman from Custer, Dakota Territory, laid out Field City around his store on the east bank of Salt Creek. Tubbs, together with saloon keeper F. R. Curran, foresaw the economic advantages of locating a townsite along the anticipated route of the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad. Idled at Alliance, Nebraska for want of . . . — Map (db m34872) HM
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