1850 - 1868The 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 By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 536582 N 4672353|
|Decimal Degrees||42.20248333, -104.55686667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 12.149', W 104° 33.412'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 12' 8.94" N, 104° 33' 24.72" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Unnamed Road, Fort Laramie WY 82212, US|
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