Fort Steele

State Historic Site - Wyoming

Fort Steele was established to protect the newly built Union Pacific Railroad from attacks by Native Americans during construction of the transcontinental railroad in the United States. The fort was built in 1868 where the railroad crossed the North Platte River in Carbon County, Wyoming. Work on the fort was carried out by military and civilian labor. Fort Steele was one of three forts built on the line. Fort Sanders (originally Fort John Buford) near Laramie and Fort D.A. Russell at Cheyenne were the other railroad forts.

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

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

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

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

Fort Steele SHS https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/index.php/places-to-go/fort-fred-steele https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Fred_Steele_State_Historic_Site Fort Steele was established to protect the newly built Union Pacific Railroad from attacks by Native Americans during construction of the transcontinental railroad in the United States. The fort was built in 1868 where the railroad crossed the North Platte River in Carbon County, Wyoming. Work on the fort was carried out by military and civilian labor. Fort Steele was one of three forts built on the line. Fort Sanders (originally Fort John Buford) near Laramie and Fort D.A. Russell at Cheyenne were the other railroad forts.

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