Crossroads of a Nation Moving West -- Fort Laramie National Historic Site, WY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 42° 12.244 W 104° 33.486
13T E 536479 N 4672528
Quick Description: One of two historical markers at the parking area at the Fort Laramie National Historic Site, this marker gives a general overview of the history here
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2018 3:14:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMY273
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni
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Long Description:
This historical marker erected by the National Park Service at the parking area at Fort Laramie gives a general overview of the Fort's importance from the 1830s to 1890, when it was closed by the US Government.

The marker reads as follows:

"CROSSROADS OF A NATION MOVING WEST

Fort Laramie was perhaps the single most important location in America’s expansion into the West. Founded in 1834 is a trading post, it became a military fort in 1849. Until it closed in 1890, Fort Laramie influenced major events of history in the Trans-Mississippi West. The air of the first trade, Oregon Trail in the Indian wars, the fort served as an American foothold in a rapidly changing West. We invite you to explore Fort Laramie.

We recommend you begin at the Visitor Center."
Marker Name: Crossroads of a Nation Moving West

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information:
Located on the Fort Laramie National Historic Site


Group Responsible for Placement: National Park Service

Web link(s) for additional information: [Web Link]

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please post a photo of you OR your GPS at the marker location. Also if you know of any additional links not already mentioned about this bit of Wyoming history please include that in your log.
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