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Sundance in Crook County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Custer Expedition

 
 
Custer Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2016
1. Custer Expedition Marker
Inscription.
Commemorating the Passage
of the Custer Expedition
to the Black Hills
- 1874 -

 
Erected 1940 by Wyoming Historical Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 44° 24.792′ N, 104° 20.364′ W. Marker is in Sundance, Wyoming, in Crook County. Marker is on Industrial Avenue (at milepost 190) near Interstate 90. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sundance WY 82729, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Hills (here, next to this marker); Crook County (a few steps from this marker); Inyan Kara Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 9.9 miles away); Petrified Trees (approx. 10.3 miles away); The Vore Buffalo Jump (approx. 10.3 miles away); Bird of the Black Hills (approx. 10.3 miles away); Rich Colors, Rich Lands (approx. 10.3 miles away); The Custer Trail (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sundance.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Sundance Rest Area, exit 190 on Interstate 90.
 
Also see . . .  Its Equal I Have Never Seen: Custer Explores the Black Hills in 1874 - Friends of the Little Bighorn
Custer Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2016
2. Custer Expedition Marker
. It was July 2, 1874, and Custer was starting out just half a mile south of Lewis and Clark's October 20, 1804, campsite... Custer's Black Hills expedition was nowhere near so ambitious in its objectives or the time it would take to realize them. The Seventh Cavalry was back at Fort Lincoln on the 30th of August. But in its own right the 1874 expedition was a logistical marvel, involving over a thousand men and one African-American woman—Aunt Sally, as she was called—a cook. (Submitted on September 24, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationWars, US Indian
 
Custer Expedition's supply wagon image. Click for full size.
By William H. Illingworth, 1874
3. Custer Expedition's supply wagon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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