Fort Laramie NHS guest book -- nr Ft. Laramie WY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 42° 12.220 W 104° 33.375
13T E 536632 N 4672484
Quick Description: The guest book in the Visitor center at Fort Laramie National Historic Site
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 2/4/2014 7:06:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMK2R8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 0

Long Description:
This guest book is located in the Visitor Center (Old Post Commissary) on board Fort Laramie National Historic Site.

Fort Laramie was not only an important link in the chain of frontier forts, it was also a protector and stopping place for each of the three great emigrant trails of the Manifest Destiny era, the Oregon Trail, the California Trail, and the Mormon Trail. Fort Laramie was a major station on the Pony Express Trail, the Deadwood Stage, the Cheyenne Stage, and the Bozeman Trail.

From the National Register Nomination form: (visit link)

"The historical significance of Fort Laramie National Historic Site is manifest, as it played a prime role in the long epic of the frontier and is a tangible reminder of that heroic past. Fort Laramie is significant in terms of the role it played in the Northern Rockies' fur trade.

It was an oasis for the westward bound immigrants the only outpost of civilization for the 800-mile span between Fort Kearney, Nebraska, and Fort Bridger, Wyoming. Historic trails and routes that passed through Fort Laramie, in addition to the Oregon and California Trails, were the Mormon Trail, Bozeman Trail, Pony Express Route, Transcontinental Telegraph Route, and the Deadwood and Cheyenne Stage.

Fort Laramie served as headquarters for military campaigns on the northern plains. Great Indian Councils that attempted to bring peace to the land occurred here. The fort witnessed the development of the open range cattle industry, the coming of homesteaders, and the settlement of the plains that marked the closing of the frontier. Today its physical remains and its history enable visitors to understand that short, swift-moving era in which the frontier swept to the Pacific Ocean, turned back to include the high plains and the mountain ranges, and forged a nation across the continent. This site focuses in one small spot the triumph and the tragedy, the virtues and the violence, and the dream and the reality of Manifest Destiny."
Owners Name: National Park Service

Location Type: National (State) Park

Nearest Parking Spot: N 42° 12.243 W 104° 33.498

Date Guest Book Was Started: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visits to Guest books must:

- Include recording your visit in the Book with either your real name followed by (WM) or real name followed by (waymarking username).
- Not involve any inappropriate writing in the Guest Book (use common sense)
- Conform to the intended use of the Guest Book. - include a photo of guest book AND the site required.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Guest Books
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Benchmark Blasterz visited Fort Laramie NHS guest book  -- nr Ft. Laramie WY 8/7/2013 Benchmark Blasterz visited it