Fort David A. Russell - Fort Francis E. WarrenThe United States Army came to Cheyenne in 1867 on the heels of the Union Pacific Railroad's westward expansion and established two separated military operations: Camp Carlin just west of Cheyenne and Fort D.A. Russell adjacent to Camp Carlin and both were situated along Crow Creek. The 1862 Pacific Railway Act which established the transcontinental railroad also called for the establishment of towns and military posts along the route to support and protect the citizens who followed the railroad west. The Act required one of the towns to be located at the at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains and that town would become Cheyenne.
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|Placed By||City of Cheyenne, Cheyenne Historic Historic Preservation Board, Cheyenne Area Convention and Visitors Board, Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund and Preserve America|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 513704 N 4554907|
|Decimal Degrees||41.14536667, -104.83668333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 8.722', W 104° 50.201'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 8' 43.32" N, 104° 50' 12.06" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||307, 712|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1301-1399 Randall Ave, Cheyenne WY 82001, US|
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