Fort Fetterman

State Historic Site - Wyoming

Fort Fetterman was a wooden fort constructed in 1867 by the United States Army on the Great Plains frontier in Dakota Territory, approximately 11 miles northwest of present-day Douglas, Wyoming. Located high on the bluffs south of the North Platte River, it served as a major base for the start of several United States military expeditions against warring Native American tribes. The main role of the soldiers was to protect European-American pioneers on the Bozeman Trail. The old fort deteriorated from neglect. Visitors can walk an interpretive trail oh the partially restored site to view the ruins of the fort's buildings. An officers' quarters and an ordnance warehouse have been restored and contain exhibits, artifacts and dioramas about the fort's history, Fetterman City and area Native Americans.

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Map of Seasonal and Year-Round BLM Public Land User Limitations in the BLM Casper Field Office area in Wyoming. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Wyoming Public Land - Casper

Map of Seasonal and Year-Round BLM Public Land User Limitations in the BLM Casper Field Office area in Wyoming. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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Park brochure of Fort Fetterman State Historic Site (SHS) in Wyoming. Published by the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.Fort Fetterman - Brochure

Park brochure of Fort Fetterman State Historic Site (SHS) in Wyoming. Published by the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

Fort Fetterman SHS https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/index.php/places-to-go/fort-fetterman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Fetterman Fort Fetterman was a wooden fort constructed in 1867 by the United States Army on the Great Plains frontier in Dakota Territory, approximately 11 miles northwest of present-day Douglas, Wyoming. Located high on the bluffs south of the North Platte River, it served as a major base for the start of several United States military expeditions against warring Native American tribes. The main role of the soldiers was to protect European-American pioneers on the Bozeman Trail. The old fort deteriorated from neglect. Visitors can walk an interpretive trail oh the partially restored site to view the ruins of the fort's buildings. An officers' quarters and an ordnance warehouse have been restored and contain exhibits, artifacts and dioramas about the fort's history, Fetterman City and area Native Americans.

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