The Greatest Ride in History

The Greatest Ride in History (HM1IHG)

Location: Fort Laramie, WY 82212 Goshen County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 12.55', W 104° 33.713'

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In memory of the Thoroughbred horse
ridden by
John "Portugee" Phillips
from Fort Phil Kearny Wyoming to Fort Laramie Wyoming December 24, and 25, 1866, when he's sought aid for the garrison at Fort Phil Kearny, which was surrounded by Indians, after the battle with Lieutenant Colonel William F. Fetterman resulting in the death of Lieutenant Colonel Fetterman and 80 men. The horse died from exhaustion soon after arriving at Fort Laramie, having gone 236 miles in two days, through a blizzard with the temperature below zero.
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HM NumberHM1IHG
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Year Placed1951
Placed ByHistorical Landmarks Commission of Wyoming
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 at 1:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 536164 N 4673093
Decimal Degrees42.20916667, -104.56188333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 12.55', W 104° 33.713'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 12' 33" N, 104° 33' 42.78" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Rd 53, Fort Laramie WY 82212, US
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