Near Elk Mountain in Carbon County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Dedicated to the men of the 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. F. Mahannah is but one of the many stationed at Fort Halleck, 1862-1865. His name is one of many found carved in the nearby bluffs.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical date for this entry is July 20, 1962.
Location. 41° 41.934′ N, 106° 31.386′ W. Marker is near Elk Mountain, Wyoming, in Carbon County. Marker is on Rattlesnake Pass Road near Interstate 80. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elk Mountain WY 82324, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overland Trail
More about this marker. The remnants of Fort Halleck, the blacksmith shop, are located on Elk Mountain Ranch. The ranch, which is private property, is approximately 4 miles west on Rattlesnake Pass Road from Interstate 80 Exit 255. Permission is require to enter the property.
The marker is 'home-made' and contains several artifacts and a depiction of F. Mahannah's name found carved on a nearby bluff.
Also see . . . Fort Halleck - Overland Trail. Fort Halleck, Wyoming, was established in 1862 to protect the Overland Trail Stage Line from continuing Indian problems. The site chosen in a gap on the north side of Elk Mountain at an elevation of about 7300 feet, was near a spring with plenty of wood for cooking and heating. The fort was located in the midst of some of the most beautiful tall grass meadows along the trail, abounding with large herds of elk, deer and antelope. The fort complex was quite substantial, consisting of stables large enough to hold 200 horses, storehouses, two sets of company quarters, officers' quarters, a store, bake house, jail and hospital. (Submitted on June 22, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 22, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.