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Laramie in Albany County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Laramie

 
 
Laramie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
1. Laramie Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1868 upon the arrival of the Union Pacific Railroad, Laramie was named after the fur trader Jacques LaRamie. The first female jurors served here in 1870 after Wyoming Territory in 1869, for the first time in history, gave women full rights of suffrage. Humorist Bill Nye founded his Boomerang newspaper in 1881, and the University of Wyoming opened its doors in 1887. At the south edge of the city lie the ruins of Fort Sanders, 1866-1882. West of the city can be seen the first intermountain ranch (1869) and the ruts left by Ben Holladay's stage coaches on the old Overland Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 41° 17.965′ N, 105° 35.705′ W. Marker is in Laramie, Wyoming, in Albany County. Marker is on S. 3rd Street (U.S. 287) north of E. Boswell Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1502 S 3rd Street, Laramie WY 82070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Laramie (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Woman Jury
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); The Franchise (approx. ¾ mile away); Laramie Timeline (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Ladies (approx. 0.9 miles away); 150 N. 2nd Street (approx. one mile away); Excavation Site: Basement Entrance to the Warden's House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Excavation Site: Ice House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laramie.
 
Laramie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
2. Laramie Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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