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Near Sinclair in Carbon County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fort Steele Schoolhouse

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
1. Fort Steele Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription. After the fort was decommissioned and the military buildings were sold at auction, the residents of the Fort Steele community converted some of the old structures into homes and businesses or built anew on top of bare foundations. The schoolhouse was built in 1919 over the foundation remains of the fort hospital. The one-story, gable-roofed structure with clapboard siding served as a library, church, and community meeting house as well as an education center for the town.
Work and leisure time at Fort Steele did not change drastically with the closing of the fort. The trains continued to stop daily supplying the community with fresh produce and other necessary goods while carrying local timber and will to points beyond. The North Platte River still provided the town folk with a pleasant location for their leisure activities.
 
Erected by Wyoming Recreation Commission.
 
Location. 41° 46.736′ N, 106° 56.877′ 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Officers Who Commanded Fort Fred Steele
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
2. Fort Steele Schoolhouse Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Officer's Quarters (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.
 
Regarding Fort Steele Schoolhouse. 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 north of the railroad tracks.
 
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Fort Steele Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
3. Fort Steele Schoolhouse
Fort Steele Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
4. Fort Steele Schoolhouse
 
 
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 211 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 25, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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