"We live like the prairie dogs that surround us..." Historical

"We live like the prairie dogs that surround us..." Historical (HM1UGX)

Location: Kaycee, WY 82639 Johnson County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 46.914', W 106° 16.086'

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This could have been said by a member of the Cantonment Reno garrison. Cantonment means temporary, and this definitely described the conditions here. Construction began in the fall of 1876, and because of the approaching winter, dugouts and cabins were hurriedly construction. These were holes dug in the earth, crudely built log and canvas structures, covered with lumber and soil. They often became infested with vermin or filled with water during storms. The lumber had to be cut by hand from nearby cottonwood trees, and drinking water was hauled from the muddy Powder River. Over time, the living conditions improved with the addition of log barracks, a hospital, large canvas-covered warehouses and vegetable cellars. In 1878, the post was moved to a new location on Clear Creek where the water was clean and good lumber was available.
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Placed ByBureau of Land Management
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 19th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 397959 N 4848430
Decimal Degrees43.78190000, -106.26810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 46.914', W 106° 16.086'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 46' 54.84" N, 106° 16' 5.16" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lower Sussex Rd, Kaycee WY 82639, US
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