Crossroads of a Nation Moving WestFort Laramie was perhaps the single most important location in America's expansion into the west. Founded in 1834 as a trading post, it became a military fort in 1849. Until it closed in 1890, Fort Laramie influenced major events in the history of the Trans-Mississippi West. From the eras of the fur trade, the Oregon Trail and the Indian Wars, the fort served as an American foothold in a rapidly changing west.
|Placed By||National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 4:26am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 536477 N 4672541|
|Decimal Degrees||42.20418333, -104.55813333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 12.251', W 104° 33.488'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 12' 15.06" N, 104° 33' 29.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 500-698 Unnamed Road, Fort Laramie WY 82212, US|
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