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

The Cheyenne-Black Hills Trail

 
 
The Cheyenne-Black Hills Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2014
1. The Cheyenne-Black Hills Trail Marker
Inscription.  
passed near this point between 1876 and 1887. Built to supply the Dakota gold camps, the road was constructed in violation of the Ft. Laramie treaty of 1868 which reserved the Black Hills for Sioux Indians. Stagecoaches and wagons carrying passengers, freight and gold bullion rumbled through nearby Ft. Laramie, an important stopping point along the lime, until the arrival of the Chicago and North Western Railroad rendered the route obsolete.

 
Erected 1985 by Wyoming Recreation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 42° 14.785′ N, 104° 34.978′ W. Marker is in Fort Laramie, Wyoming, in Goshen County. Marker is on U.S. 26, 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Journey West Continues (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mary Elizabeth Homsley (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Greatest Ride in History (approx. 2.8 miles away); ‘Where’s the Wall?’
The Cheyenne-Black Hills Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2014
2. The Cheyenne-Black Hills Trail Marker
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Noncommissioned Officers’ Quarters (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Cavalry Stables (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Rustic Hotel “ . . . No Second-Rate Affair” (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Rustic Hotel (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Laramie.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located about halfway between Fort Laramie and Guernsey on U.S. Highway 26.
 
Also see . . .  Cheyenne - Deadwood Stage - Wyoming Tales and Trails. Although not as significant as the Overland Stage, probably no stage line has attracted more attention than the Deadwood Stage, more properly, the Cheyenne and Blackhills Stage and Express Line. The fame of the line and of Deadwood itself, was assured by being early featured in Edward L. Wheeler's Deadwood Dick series of half-dime novels and Col. Cody's Wild West show. (Submitted on December 20, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
The Cheyenne-Deadwood Stage image. Click for full size.
3. The Cheyenne-Deadwood Stage
Detail on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
4. Detail on Marker
 
 
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 316 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 20, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   4. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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