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Fort Fetterman State Historic Site

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Fort Fetterman State Historic Site
Highway 93
Douglas, WY 82633
307-358-9288
http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/Site/SiteInfo.aspx?siteID=19
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Fort Fetterman, located approximately eleven miles northwest of Douglas, Wyoming, is situated on a plateau above the valleys of LaPrele Creek and the North Platte River. The fort was established as a military post on July 19, 1867, because of conditions that existed on the Northern Plains at the close of the Civil War. Civilization was advancing across the frontier along the line of the Union Pacific Railroad and the fort was needed as a major supply point for the army operating against the Indians.

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