Near Atlantic City in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Fort Stambaugh, 1870-1878
Erected 1959 by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is May 4, 1828.
Location. 42° 31.592′ N, 108° 43.362′ W. Marker is near Atlantic City, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker is on South Pass Road (Dickinson Avenue) near Atlantic City Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6101 South Pass Road (Dickinson Avenue), Lander WY 82520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miners Delight: The Boom’s Broken Promises (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gold Flakes to Yellowcake Historic Mine Trail (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Atlantic City Project (approx. 1.9 miles Rock Creek (approx. 1.9 miles away); Atlantic City: Surviving the Bust (approx. 2.1 miles away); Local Colour (approx. 2.2 miles away); Miner’s Delight (approx. 2.2 miles away); South Pass and South Pass City (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
Also see . . . Wyoming Forts, page 3 - Legends of America. Eight years later, when the mines were beginning to close, people were leaving the area and the Indian hostilities had decreased. The fort was abandoned on August 17, 1878 and was transferred to the Interior Department in May, 1881.Today, all that's left of the fort is a historic marker near South Pass City, Wyoming. (Submitted on January 6, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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