Category Archives: Forts

Fort Laramie National Historic Site

I arrived  at Fort Laramie around 1:30 on a warm, sunny afternoon. I stopped to see the old Army Bridge over the Platte River, built in 1875. At that time, the river was much wider and so the bridge is … Continue reading

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Fort Phil Kearny Historic Site

When I left Fort Fetterman, it was nearing lunchtime. My plan was to stop somewhere in Casper, but I wasn’t sure what I was in the mood for. I didn’t see anything inviting at the first exit south of the … Continue reading

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Fort Fetterman Historic Site

My first day’s goal was Sheridan, about a seven-hour drive from home. I hunted for places to stop along the way and found this state park seven miles outside the town of Douglas. The fort was established in 1867 to … Continue reading

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What to Do When There’s Nothing to Do

I woke up Saturday morning a little before 7:00 with a strong desire to go somewhere. I spent about an hour on my computer trying to decide where. I couldn’t find anything that looked interesting. It was getting me a … Continue reading

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Bent’s Old Fort and La Junta

Sally and I took off on Saturday morning and drove to La Junta. We toured Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, a reconstruction of a trading fort on the Santa Fe Trail in the early 1800’s. I’d been there before, … Continue reading

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