Banner in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Site of a Sawmill
As explained in No. 1 of this series, wood was the life blood of Fort Kearny. The founding soldiers had carried into this wilderness a sawmill. It was set up without the walls of the stockade as here illustrated. And here, as supplied by logs carried in wagon trains returning from the “Pinery,” were sawed the boards from which the Fort’s structures were built.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
Location. 44° 31.964′ N, 106° 49.656′ W. Marker is in Banner, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker is on Wagon Box Road, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located at Fort Phil Kearny. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Banner WY 82832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A monument Honoring John “Portugee” Phillips (here, next to this marker); The Fort Kearny Sawmills (here, next to this marker); Lodge Trail Ridge (a few steps from this marker); Sullivant Ridge (a few steps from this marker); Fort Phil Kearny (a few steps from this Pilot Hill (a few steps from this marker); Cemetery Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Protecting the Travelers or the Garrison? (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Banner.
More about this marker. The upper left of the marker contains a map showing the location of the sawmill site and wood road in relation to the fort. Below this is a picture of the sawmill as it appeared in the 1860’s.
Also see . . . Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 25, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 243 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 25, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.