Hog Ranch

Hog Ranch (HM1IOH)

Location: Douglas, WY 82633 Converse County
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N 42° 50.791', W 105° 29.12'

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Above is an artist's conception of the interior of the Fort Fetterman version of a "Hog Ranch," a common frontier term used to describe certain off-post facilities which catered to the lonely soldier's desire for wine, women and song. A cluster of cabins, the "ranch" was typical of similar establishments located outside the bounds of many western military reservations. This one was among the most notorious in the history of the west. The device on the right shows its former location.
The viewing device on the left pinpoints the probable former site of a ferry crossing the North Platte River. Because the Hog Ranch was off-limits, soldiers who desired to visit it usually swam the river. Later a bridge was built not far from the present highway crossing.
Placed ByFort Fetterman State Historic Site
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Date Added Sunday, January 4th, 2015 at 1:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 460342 N 4743885
Decimal Degrees42.84651667, -105.48533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 50.791', W 105° 29.12'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 50' 47.46" N, 105° 29' 7.2" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 772-798 WY-93, Douglas WY 82633, US
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