Buffalo, Wyoming
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 44° 20.893 W 106° 41.961
13T E 364555 N 4911954
Historical marker on the grounds of the Johnson County courthouse in Buffalo, Wyoming.
Waymark Code: WM1YT2
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 08/05/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 41

Buffalo Wyoming, the Johnson County seat chartered March 3, 1884, started as a trading center for Fort McKinney located two miles west of town which was founded July 18 1878, and is now the Veterans Home of Wyoming.  The court house was built in 1884 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  Main Street started out as a game trail across Clear Creek.  The Bozeman Trail used this route to the Montana gold fields and thus precipitated the bloody Indian Wars of the 1860's around Fort Phil Kearny 17 miles north of Buffalo.  The war memorial originally on this site was replaced by the adjacent black granite Veterans Memorial dedicated 11 November 1987.  - text of marker

Marker Name: Buffalo, Wyoming

Marker Type: City

Addtional Information:
Located on grounds of the Johnson County courthouse in downtown Buffalo.

Group Responsible for Placement: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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