Near Fort Laramie in Goshen County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Shown in an 1889 photograph, “Old Bedlam” is generally regarded as the Bachelor Officiers Quarters. However, the left half was used as Post Headquarters and Commanders Apartment in the 1860’s and, at various times, the building was occupied by married officiers.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles.
Location. 42° 12.211′ N, 104° 33.457′ W. Marker is near Fort Laramie, Wyoming, in Goshen County. Marker can be reached from Gray Rocks Road near Wyoming Highway 160. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 965 Gray Rocks Road, Fort Laramie WY 82212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sutler’s Store (a few steps from this marker); “Officers Row” (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also The Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); Transcontinental Telegraph (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Laramie (within shouting distance of this marker); Infantry Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Laramie.
More about this marker. This marker is at the Fort Laramie National Historic Site.
Also see . . . Fort Laramie, Old Bedlam, Fort Laramie, Goshen County, WY. The Historic American Buildings Survey record for Old Bedlam. (Submitted on December 23, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 20, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 5, 6. submitted on August 11, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 7, 8. submitted on December 23, 2014. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.