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

Water Supply

 
 
Water Supply Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2014
1. Water Supply Marker
Inscription. From this location, where the water reservoir once stood, one can see several interesting points. The sighting device points out the location of the pump used during the later years to supply the fort with water. Prior to installation of the pump the water detail was usually a punishment duty, water having been dipped from the river and hauled in a wooden tank wagon to the fort. There were never any wells on the grounds of the post.
 
Erected by Fort Fetterman State Historic Site.
 
Location. 42° 50.783′ N, 105° 29.126′ 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. Hog Ranch (a few steps from this marker); Bozeman Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Fetterman (approx. mile away); The One Mile Hog Ranch (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Oregon Trail (approx. 5 miles away); Bill Hooker (approx. 5 miles away); Ayres Natural Bridge Park (approx. 7 miles away); John Hunton (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Douglas.
 
More about this marker.
Fort Fetterman cistern image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2014
2. Fort Fetterman cistern
This marker is on the grounds of Fort Fetterman State Historic Site, locate about 5 miles north of Douglas on Wyoming Highway 93.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
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 263 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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