Fort Sanders

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Other Names:  Fort John Buford

Dates used: 1866 - 1882

Location of Fort: Laramie, WY

Use: Military





Established on  July 10, 1866 to protect the construction crews on the Union Pacific Railway, Overland and Lodge Pole Creek emigrant routes, and the Denver to Salt Lake City Stage.  The post was abandoned May 22, 1882.

For more information see:

American Forts Network (internet)

Encyclopedia of Historic Forts

Forts of the West


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