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

Hog Ranch

 
 
Hog Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2014
1. Hog Ranch Marker
Inscription. Above is an artistís conception of the interior of the Fort Fetterman version of a “Hog Ranch,” a common frontier term used to describe certain off-post facilities which catered to the lonely soldierís desire for wine, women and song. A cluster of cabins, the “ranch” was typical of similar establishments located outside the bounds of many western military reservations. This one was among the most notorious in the history of the west. The device on the right shows its former location.

The viewing device on the left pinpoints the probable former site of a ferry crossing the North Platte River. Because the Hog Ranch was off-limits, soldiers who desired to visit it usually swam the river. Later a bridge was built not far from the present highway crossing.
 
Erected by Fort Fetterman State Historic Site.
 
Location. 42° 50.791′ N, 105° 29.12′ W. Marker is near Douglas, Wyoming, in Converse County. Marker is on Route 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 (a few steps from this marker); Bozeman Trail
Hog Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2014
2. Hog Ranch Marker
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Fetterman (approx. ľ mile away); The One Mile Hog Ranch (approx. one mile away); The Oregon Trail (approx. 5.5 miles away); Bill Hooker (approx. 5.5 miles away); Ayres Natural Bridge Park (approx. 7.5 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 Historical Park, located approximately 5 miles north of Douglas on Wyoming State Highway 93.
 
Additional keywords. brothel
 
Categories. EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce
 
Site of the One Mile Hog Ranch image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2014
3. Site of the One Mile Hog Ranch
 
 
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 241 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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