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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IHE_the-cheyenne-black-hills-trail_Fort-Laramie-WY.html
passed near this point between 1876 and 1887. Built to supply the Dakota gold camps, the road was constructed in violation of the Ft. Laramie treaty of 1868 which reserved the Black Hills for Sioux Indians. Stagecoaches and wagons carrying passen…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IH6_john-portugee-phillips_Fort-Laramie-WY.html
Here on December 25, 1866 John (Portugee) Phillips finished his 236 mile ride to obtain troops for the relief of Fort Phil Kearny after the Fetterman Massacre.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IH5_fort-platte_Fort-Laramie-WY.html
A trading post built by Lancaster P. Lupton in 1841. Stood fifty yards to the north.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IGB_oregon-trail_Lingle-WY.html
Oregon Trail Marked by the State of Wyoming 1914
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IGA_cold-springs_Torrington-WY.html
3/4 mile east from this point Cold Springs was a popular camping ground on the Overland Trail to California, Oregon, Utah and other points in the far west. It was a stage station along the Overland Stage Route 1854-1862 and also a Pony Expres…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IG9_stuarts-1812-13-astorian-party-campsite_Torrington-WY.html
Following the Lewis and Clark Expedition, much of the interior of the western United States remained a mystery and most people traveling to the west coast went by ship. By 1811, at the height of the fur trade, John Jacob Astor, owner of the Pacifi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IG8_the-grattan-fight_Lingle-WY.html
Sioux Indians massacred 29 Soldiers with their Officer Brevet 2nd Lt. L. Grattan, on Aug. 19, 1854. Site is 1/2 mile north-west. An Indian killed a cow from a Mormon caravan. The detachment of soldiers was sent to receive the offen…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IG7_to-all-pioneers_Lingle-WY.html
To all Pioneers who passed this way to win and hold the West Trail crossed one mile South
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IG6_spanning-a-century-end-of-an-era_Fort-Laramie-WY.html
Once broad and turbulent, the North Platte River posed a formidable obstacle to 19th century travelers. High water made it nearly impossible to cross the river for several months each year. The crossing became less dangerous by 1850 when ferry ser…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1CHS_the-rustic-hotel_Fort-Laramie-WY.html
The Rustic Hotel opened in 1876. During that year it probably provided the best accommodations for travelers between Cheyenne and the Black Hills. It also served as a station for the Cheyenne-Black Hills Stage and Express Line. By 1883, when this …
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