The "New" Guardhouse and Adjacent Barracks

The "New" Guardhouse and Adjacent Barracks (HM1MQJ)

Location: Fort Laramie, WY 82212 Goshen County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 12.144', W 104° 33.428'

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The "new" guardhouse, built in 1876 and shown in this 1887 view, was the last and most comfortable of three such structures at Fort Laramie. It was constructed upon the ruins of the original guardhouse, built in 1849-1850. The "new" guardhouse contained spacious guard quarters and prison rooms, and relatively few prisoners. In 1885, for example, inmates averaged less than three out of every hundred soldiers on the post. Also appearing in the photograph is the two-company, 1866 barracks on the right - an adobe structure with a wooden porch - and the three-company frame barracks on the left, erected in 1868. Foundation ruins are all that remain of these buildings.
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HM NumberHM1MQJ
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 536560 N 4672343
Decimal Degrees42.20240000, -104.55713333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 12.144', W 104° 33.428'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 12' 8.64" N, 104° 33' 25.68" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Fort Laramie WY 82212, US
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