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Near Douglas in Converse County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Bozeman Trail

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2014
1. Bozeman Trail Marker
Inscription. From this point, the Bozeman Trail wound a long, twisting northwesterly route to the Montana goldfields. This view points out a portion of that difficult and dangerous road. The map shows the locations of forts, rivers and mountains along the trail.
Also leaving the fort at this point was the telegraph line to Fort Reno, about 75 miles northwest. Later, with the abandonment of that fort in 1868, the line ended here until it was extended to Fort McKinney, established in 1878, near the present town of Buffalo.
 
Erected by Fort Fetterman State Historic Site.
 
Location. 42° 50.712′ N, 105° 29.136′ W. Marker is near Douglas, Wyoming, in Converse County. Marker is on State Highway 93, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Douglas WY 82633, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Water Supply (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hog Ranch (about 500 feet away); Fort Fetterman (about 800 feet away); The One Mile Hog Ranch (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Oregon Trail (approx.
Bozeman Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2014
2. Bozeman Trail Marker
Bozeman Trail
Marked by the
State of Wyoming
1914
5.5 miles away); Bill Hooker (approx. 5.5 miles away); Ayres Natural Bridge Park (approx. 7.4 miles away); John Hunton (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Douglas.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of Fort Fetterman State Historic Site about 5 miles north of Douglas on State Highway 93.
 
Also see . . .  Bozeman Trail History - Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. As with many of the overland trails, the Bozeman Trail was really several trails running through a broad corridor. Emigrant trains often used differing routes from the later military roads, and travelers would deviate from established trails at times, depending on weather, muddy terrain, and water and forage sources. (Submitted on January 3, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesRoads & Vehicles
 
Bozeman Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2014
3. Bozeman Trail Marker
Fort Fetterman image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2014
4. Fort Fetterman
The Bozeman Trail markers are in the foreground, the Officier's Quarter, now the site museum, is in the background.
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By Legends of America
5. Bozeman Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 3, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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