Guardhouse (HM1MQG)

Location: Fort Laramie, WY 82212 Goshen County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 12.149', W 104° 33.412'

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1850 - 1868

The remains of the first guardhouse constructed in 1850, at Fort Laramie were discovered by workmen in 1960 during restoration of the "new" guardhouse. This site is a good example of the structural changes that occurred during the forts forty-one year military history. Old buildings were torn down and new ones erected, sometimes directly over old remains. The tiny cells below were only five feet in height and length and were usually reserved for "mill birds" or repeat offenders. Solitary confinement for two weeks on a daily ration of bread and water was not an unusual punishment. This original guardhouse was torn down in 1868.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 536582 N 4672353
Decimal Degrees42.20248333, -104.55686667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 12.149', W 104° 33.412'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 12' 8.94" N, 104° 33' 24.72" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Fort Laramie WY 82212, US
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