The Wagon Box Fight: Continuing Controversies

The Wagon Box Fight: Continuing Controversies (HM1N21)

Location: Buffalo, WY 82834 Johnson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 33.519', W 106° 53.903'

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Over the years a controversy has arisen about the exact location of the Wagon Box Corral, Indian casualties and the length of the battle. The most disputed fact is the location of the corral. In the early 1900's area residents brought survivors of the fight, both Indian and white, to the area in hopes of pinpointing the exact location of the corral. Unfortunately, the survivors were not at the site at the same time and did not agree on the location. One site chosen is the location laid out near where you are standing. The other location is a brass marker several hundred yards to the southeast. There has been much study in an attempt to resolve this debate, including correspondence with early residents, aerial photography, and archaeological surveys. The strongest evidence comes from archaeology done over several years, which indicates that the laid out corral may be close to correct. But if the actual participants could not agree on a location, then the best and most accurate description of the location of the corral is to say that it was placed somewhere atop the plateau, between Big and Little Piney Creeks. As to the other controversies, Indian casualties can probably be estimated at between six and sixty and the time of the fight from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. As with all historical events research will continue and new facts will come to the surface.
HM NumberHM1N21
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Date Added Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 349233 N 4935676
Decimal Degrees44.55865000, -106.89838333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 33.519', W 106° 53.903'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 33' 31.14" N, 106° 53' 54.18" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 333 Wagon Box Rd, Buffalo WY 82834, US
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