Fort Laramie
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Historic Site

19th Century Trading Post
Fort Laramie (founded as Fort William and then known for a while as Fort John) was a significant 19th century trading post and diplomatic site located at the confluence of the Laramie River and the North Platte River in the upper Platte River Valley in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Wyoming. It was founded in the 1830s to service the overland fur trade during the middle 19th century. It sat…
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Historic Wagon Route Westward
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In March 1866, when whites and Indians together at Fort Laramie mourned the deat…
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The trapper and guide Kit Carson traversed what’s now Wyoming dozens of times. O…
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Fort Laramie began as a fur-trade post in 1834 near the confluence of the Larami…
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