Near Sheridan in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Rock Creek to Montana Stage Line
Stagecoach Roads in Sheridan County
After the first two contractors failed, M.T. Patrick and A.H. Brown were awarded the contract for postal star route 37110 in April, 1879. Over the next three years, service varied from three to seven trips per week to a frequently changing Montana terminus. During this time the contract amount rose steadily to a peak rate of $100,165.83, the highest star service contract in the West. A new contract was assigned in July 1892 and the route number was changed. All subsequent contracts were let to the lowest bidder and ranged from $15,000 to $30,000. Postal star service continued between the Union Pacific and Northern Pacific railroads until 1886. After that, as railroads were built across Wyoming, the stage lines contracted into shorter, more numerous routes.
Location. 44° 49.368′ N, 107° 3.223′ W. Marker is near Sheridan, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker is on Keystone Road (County Route 98) near Solldier Creek Road (County Route 74), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkman WY 82838, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pipe of Peace (approx. 3.7 miles away); Trail End (approx. 4½ miles away); General George Crook (approx. 4.6 miles away); First Cabin in Sheridan (approx. 5 miles away); Historic Sheridan Inn (approx. 5 miles away); Class 0-5-A Mohawk Locomotive (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Black Diamonds of Sheridan County (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Black Diamond Trail (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheridan.
More about this marker. This marker is located in a large turnout on Keystone Road just north of the Soldier Creek Road intersection.
This plaque is one of six "Stagecoach Roads in Sheridan County" markers.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.