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Near Fort Laramie in Goshen County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fort Platte

 
 
Fort Platte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
1. Fort Platte Marker
Inscription.  
A trading post built by
Lancaster P. Lupton
in 1841.
Stood fifty yards to the
north.

 
Erected 1951 by Historical Landmarks Commission of Wyoming.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1841.
 
Location. 42° 12.549′ N, 104° 32.248′ W. Marker is near Fort Laramie, Wyoming, in Goshen County. Marker is on State Highway 160 near State Highway 59, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Laramie WY 82212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spanning a Century: End of an Era (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Army Bridge Over the Platte River (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Laramie National Historic Site (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Cavalry Stables (approx. one mile away); Noncommissioned Officers’ Quarters (approx. one mile away); Handcarts – The New Plan (approx. one mile away); Post Quartermaster’s Area
Fort Platte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
2. Fort Platte Marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
(approx. one mile away); ‘Where’s the Wall?’ (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Laramie.
 
Fort Platte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
3. Fort Platte Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   2. submitted on August 12, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on December 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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