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Near Atlantic City in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fort Stambaugh, 1870-1878

 
 
Fort Stambaugh, 1870-1878 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2014
1. Fort Stambaugh, 1870-1878 Marker
Inscription.
was established to protect from Indians the gold mining camps of South Pass City, Atlantic City, Miners’ Delight, and others. It was named for 1st Lt. Charles B. Stambaugh, 2nd Cavalry, U.S.A. who was shot from his horse by Indians when defending a freighting party, May 4, 1870. Site about 6 miles East.

 
Erected 1959 by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
 
Location. 42° 31.592′ N, 108° 43.362′ W. Marker is near Atlantic City, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker is on South Pass Road (Dickinson Avenue) near Atlantic City Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6101 South Pass Road (Dickinson Avenue), Lander WY 82520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miners Delight: The Boom’s Broken Promises (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gold Flakes to Yellowcake Historic Mine Trail (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Atlantic City Project (approx. 1.9 miles away); Atlantic City: Surviving the Bust (approx. 2.1 miles away); South Pass and South Pass City (approx. 5 miles away);
Fort Stambaugh, 1870-1878 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2014
2. Fort Stambaugh, 1870-1878 Marker
The Carissa Mine: Cycle of Boom and Bust (approx. 5.2 miles away); South Pass City: Wyoming’s Biggest Gold Boom and Bust (approx. 5.2 miles away); Esther Hobart Morris (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
Also see . . .  Wyoming Forts, page 3 - Legends of America. Eight years later, when the mines were beginning to close, people were leaving the area and the Indian hostilities had decreased. The fort was abandoned on August 17, 1878 and was transferred to the Interior Department in May, 1881.Today, all that's left of the fort is a historic marker near South Pass City, Wyoming. (Submitted on January 6, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
Fort Stambaugh, Wyoming near Sweetwater River, 1870; Shoshoni Chief Washakie's camp image. Click for full size.
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3. Fort Stambaugh, Wyoming near Sweetwater River, 1870; Shoshoni Chief Washakie's camp
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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