Near Sinclair in Carbon County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Officer's salaries greatly exceeded those of enlisted men. They could hire servants and support a family, activities prohibited to the enlisted man. Social activities at Fort Fred Steele included dinner parties, card games, theatrical presentations, dances and outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, ice skating and sledding. Even with these diversions, daily military life was monotonous. Opportunities for promotion were limited and usually occurred upon the retirement or death of a superior.
Erected by Wyoming Recreation Commission.
Location. 41° 46.728′ N, 106° 56.889′ W. Marker is near Sinclair, Wyoming, in Carbon County. Marker can be reached from County Route 347 near Interstate 80, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sinclair WY 82334, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Officers Who Commanded Fort Fred Steele (here, next to this marker); Fort Steele Schoolhouse (a few steps from this marker); Wild Times In Benton! (within shouting distance of this marker); This January 1880 plan of Fort Fred Steele... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Lincoln Highway... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Passenger's Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Enlisted Men's Barracks (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Fred Steele (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sinclair.
More about this marker. This marker is located at Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site. The site is on County Road 347, north of the Interstate 80 Exit 228 and on the north side of the railroad tracks.
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.