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Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Wyoming
Fort Laramie National Historic Site Wyoming Author:David L. Hieb National Park Service Historical Handbook Series No. 20 — On the level land near the junction of the Laramie and North Platte Rivers stands Fort Laramie, long a landmark and symbol of the Old West. Situated at a strategic point on a natural route of travel, the site attracted the attention of trail-blazing fur trappers, who established the first ... more »fort. In later years it offered protection and refreshment to the throngs who made the great western migration over the Oregon Trail.
This booklet presents a history of the Fort from 1812 to 1890. Illustrated with maps and contemporary 19th century photographs.« less