Fort Laramie in Goshen County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
† † † Originally intended as housing for the commanding officer, this building was divided into a duplex when the C.O. chose to remain in another new dwelling. As such, the quarters was completed in 1870 at which time high-ranking officers and their families took up residency.
† † † Lumber for the quarters was hauled from Laramie Peak and Denver. Adobe brick was made on site on sunny days. Often during twenty years of military use, the structure required whitewashing and substantial repairs.
† † † After military tenure, the quarters was occupied by a local family and later returned to federal hands. Partial reconstruction and repairs began in 1956.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 42° 12.094′ N, 104° 33.511′ W. Marker is in Fort Laramie, Wyoming, in Goshen County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 160, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Laramie WY 82212, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Administration Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Reading, ĎRiting, and ĎRithmetic (within shouting Refinement at Fort Laramie (within shouting distance of this marker); Between Two Worlds . . . the American Mťtis (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort John – The ĎSecond Fort Laramieí (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort William and the Fur Trade (within shouting distance of this marker); The “Government Workhouse” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Officers Quarters (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Laramie.
More about this marker. A 19th century picture of the building appears at the top of the marker.
Also see . . . Fort Laramie National Historic Site. (Submitted on August 11, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 11, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.