“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Newcastle in Weston County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)

Camp Jenney

Camp Jenney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 21, 2006
1. Camp Jenney Marker
Inscription.  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 Jenney. The stockade was a stop over for gold seekers during the winter 75 – 76 and later became a stage station. The stockade is now located by the Anna Miller Museum.
Location. 43° 48.96′ N, 104° 7.374′ W. Marker is near Newcastle, Wyoming, in Weston County. Marker is on U.S. 16 3 miles east of U.S. 85, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at a pull-off. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newcastle WY 82701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Jenney Stockade (a few steps from this marker); Site of Field City (approx.
Eastbound View from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 21, 2006
2. Eastbound View from Marker
mile away); Cheyenne – Deadwood Trail (approx. mile away); Accidental Oil Well (approx. one mile away); The Trains Power Newcastle (approx. 4.9 miles away); Cambria Powers the Trains (approx. 4.9 miles away); Hanging of Diamond L. Slim Clifton (approx. 4.9 miles away); Cambria (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcastle.
Also see . . .
1. Jenney Stockade. "The station became known as Jenney Stockade and beginning April 10, 1877 the stages made night runs between the stockade and Hat Creek Station." (Submitted on December 19, 2007.) 

2. The 1874 Custer Expedition to the Black Hills. " has been found...The nearly 1,200-mile expedition took sixty days, arriving back at Fort Abraham Lincoln on August 30, 1874. By the time Custer returned, the Black Hills gold rush was on." (Submitted on December 20, 2007.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,723 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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