Fort Laramie in Goshen County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Reﬁnement at Fort Laramie
Fort Laramie began as a dusty, drab frontier outpost as pictured above in the 1868 photograph. However, by the 1880ís, the Army had embarked upon a major cleanup and improvement campaign. The delightful results are evident in the 1887 view – trees and grass, gaslights, boardwalks, picket fences and vine-covered verandas, modern, comfortable quarters . . . even birdbaths!
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 42° 12.116′ N, 104° 33.544′ 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. Officers Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Captainís Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); C.O.ís Chicken Coop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The “Government Workhouse” (about 300 feet away); Fort John – The ĎSecond Fort Laramieí (about Fort William and the Fur Trade (about 300 feet away); Administration Building (about 300 feet away); John (Portugee) Phillips (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Laramie.
More about this marker. The photograph on the right side of the marker shows Fort Laramie after the cleanup and improvement campaign.
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 170 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.