Fort Laramie National Historic Site Photos

Fort Laramie, Wyoming started as a fur trading post in 1843 but was purchased by the U.S. Army in 1849 to keep the peace on the Oregon Trail. Unlike other forts, this army post had no fortifications. It sat on a U-shaped bend of the Platte River.

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Fort Laramie National Historic Site started as a fur trading post but was purchased by the U.S. Army in 1849 to keep the peace on the Oregon Trail. WY.Old Bedlam house for bachelor officers at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Interior office of Old Bedlam house at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Dining area of Old Bedlam house at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.
Fort Laramie National Historic Site started as a fur trading post (1843) but was purchased by the U.S. Army in 1849 to keep the peace on the Oregon Trail. WY.Old Bedlam house (1849) for bachelor officers at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Interior office of Old Bedlam house at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Dining area of Old Bedlam house at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.
Parlor of Old Bedlam house at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Officer's bedroom of Old Bedlam house at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Eating area of Old Bedlam house at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Officer's sleeping area of Old Bedlam house at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.
Parlor of Old Bedlam house at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Officer's bedroom of Old Bedlam house at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Eating area of Old Bedlam house at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Officer's sleeping area of Old Bedlam house at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.
Captain's Quarters at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Victorian parlor of Captain's Quarters at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Cavalry barracks & outbuildings sit on prairie landscape of un-stockaded Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.New Guardhouse building at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.
Captain's Quarters (1870) at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Victorian parlor of Captain's Quarters at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Cavalry barracks & outbuildings sit on prairie landscape of un-stockaded Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.New Guardhouse building (1876) at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.
Houses seen across parade ground & garden at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Cavalry barracks at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Mess Hall in Cavalry barracks at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Troop dormitory in Cavalry barracks at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.
Houses seen across parade ground & garden at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Cavalry barracks (1874) at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Mess Hall in Cavalry barracks at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Troop dormitory in Cavalry barracks at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.
Personal kit rack in dormitory in Cavalry barracks at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.McClellan saddle with slots to reduce weight to allow long campaigns at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Cavalry forage cap at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Cavalry dress helmet at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.
Personal kit rack in dormitory in Cavalry barracks at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.McClellan saddle (1859-1940s) with slots to reduce weight to allow long campaigns at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Cavalry forage cap (1872) at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Cavalry dress helmet (c1872) at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.
Cavalry dress helmet at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Old Army Bridge over Platte River of cast iron shipped from Eastern U.S. at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.

Cavalry dress helmet (1872) at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Old Army Bridge over Platte River (1875) of cast iron shipped from Eastern U.S. at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.


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