Fort Fred Steel State Historic Site

Fort Fred Steel State Historic Site (HM1OVP)

Location: Sinclair, WY 82334 Carbon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 46.496', W 106° 56.975'

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Fort Fred Steele was established in 1868 to protect the North Platte River railroad crossing and the crews builting the Transcontinental Railroad. Named after Civil War hero Major Frederick Steele, the Fort and its soldiers provided vital services to local frontier settlements. These duties included law enforcement, pursuit of rustlers, control of labor unrest, and protective escorts of stagecoaches, mail carriers, and survey teams.
When the Fort was abandoned in 1886, a sparse population of civilians remained and established the community of Fort Steele. Over the next half century, the town became the focal point for a number of activities including wool production, timber milling, and ice cutting operations.
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Placed ByWyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
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Date Added Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 337968 N 4626624
Decimal Degrees41.77493333, -106.94958333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 46.496', W 106° 56.975'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 46' 29.76" N, 106° 56' 58.5" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Rd 347, Sinclair WY 82334, US
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