Sundance in Crook County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
of the Custer Expedition
to the Black Hills
- 1874 -
Erected 1940 by Wyoming Historical Landmarks Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 44° 24.792′ N, 104° 20.364′ W. Marker is in Sundance, Wyoming, in Crook County. Marker is on Industrial Avenue (at milepost 190) near Interstate 90. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sundance WY 82729, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Hills (here, next to this marker); Crook County (a few steps from this marker); Sundance Nature Area (approx. 1˝ miles away); The "Sundance Kid" (approx. 2 miles away); Watching the Heavens and Earth (approx. 6.7 miles away); Inyan Kara Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 9.9 miles away); Rich Colors, Rich Lands (approx. 10.3 miles away); The Custer Trail (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sundance.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Sundance Rest Area, exit 190 on Interstate 90.
Also see . . . Its Equal I Have Never Seen: Custer Explores the Black Hills in 1874 - Friends of the Little Bighorn. It was July 2, 1874, and Custer was starting out just half a mile south of Lewis and Clark's October 20, 1804, campsite... Custer's Black Hills expedition was nowhere near so ambitious in its objectives or the time it would take to realize them. The Seventh Cavalry was back at Fort Lincoln on the 30th of August. But in its own right the 1874 expedition was a logistical marvel, involving over a thousand men and one African-American woman—Aunt Sally, as she was called—a cook. (Submitted on September 24, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.