Fort Laramie A Military Post on the Oregon Trail -- Fort Laramie National Historic Site, WY
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N 42° 12.232 W 104° 33.453
13T E 536525 N 4672506
A tall concrete obelisk erected at Fort Laramie in 1913 to preserve the history of a place that at the time was being demolished through neglect
Waymark Code: WMY277
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 04/05/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni
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This tall concrete obelisk was erected in 1913 at the site of what was then the ruins of Fort Laramie. In 1938, the fort was sold to the US Government and given to the National Park Service to preserve and interpret as an important site in the story of America's Westward Expanion in the 19th century.

The obelisk has a plaque inset on its east side that reads as follows:

A Military Post on the Oregon Trail

June 16, 1849 - March 2, 1890
This monument is erected by the State of Wyoming and a few interested residents.


In the intervening years, other plaques have been added to other sides of this monument in honor of Pony Express riders, Mormon pioneers, the Transcontinental Telegraph, and the placement of Fort Laramie on the US National Register of Historic Places.
Marker Name: Fort Laramie A Military Post on the Oregon Trail

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information:
Located on the Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Group Responsible for Placement: State of WY

Date Dedicated: 1913

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

Marker Number: Not listed

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