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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MS8_sawmill_Fort-Laramie-WY.html
Through a succession of accidental fires, Fort Laramie's sawmills gained a reputation of being oll-fated. The lime-grout building erected upon this site in 1887 was the last of several such structures that sheltered stream engines used for sawing …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MS7_a-fathers-grief-a-soldiers-honor_Fort-Laramie-WY.html
Some days since I received a messenger from [Sinte Gleska], head chief of the Brule Sioux, saying that his daughter had died on the way here and had begged her Father to have her grave made with the whites . . . Wishing to do him honor . . . I rod…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MS6_the-sutlers-store_Fort-Laramie-WY.html
Parts of this building date from the earliest periods at Fort Laramie. The adobe portion on the left, built in 1849, housed the Post Sutler's Store.       In 1852, the right section was added and used at various times as the Sutler's office, th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MS5_the-sutlers-house_Fort-Laramie-WY.html
The Victorian-style cottage, built in 1863 and shown in this 1868 photograph, must have been a strange sight on the untamed Northern Plains.Sometime between 1875 and 1882, the cottage was replaced by a much larger lime-grout structure, used by the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MS3_the-cavalry-stables_Fort-Laramie-WY.html
Most of the four generations of cavalry stables constructed at Fort Laramie were located here, just below the rise you are standing on. Measuring as large as 310 by 28 feet, the stables were made of log or board and batten construction. Typically …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MS0_infantry-barracks_Fort-Laramie-WY.html
      In answer to the perpetual need for housing, construction of an enlisted men's barracks commenced at the opposite end of these foundation ruins. The barracks were extended in this direction as more men were assigned. Kitchens, mess halls,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MRZ_officers-row_Fort-Laramie-WY.html
This 1889 winter scene shows buildings along the west side of the Parade Ground which housed Fort Laramie's officer complement - hence, "Officers Row". RIGHT TO LEFT, the "Burt" House, the "Surgeon's" quarters, two ad…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MRY_magazine_Fort-Laramie-WY.html
Restored here to the 1850-1862 period, the magazine is among the oldest surviving structures at Fort Laramie. It was during this early period that George Balch, 1st Lieutenant, Ordinance Corp, sent the following report to the Assistant Adjutant Ge…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MRG_the-government-workhouse_Fort-Laramie-WY.html
"I am beginning to think the soldiers . . . know better how to handle pick and shovel than they do a gun . . ."Private George W. McAnulty,Fort Laramie, W.T., 1878 " . . . nothing worries a soldier more than doing the dirty [work] a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MRE_refinement-at-fort-laramie_Fort-Laramie-WY.html
Fort Laramie began as a dusty, drab frontier outpost as pictured above in the 1868 photograph. However, by the 1880's, the Army had embarked upon a major cleanup and improvement campaign. The delightful results are evident in the 1887 view - trees…
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