|Fort Laramie display|
Fort Laramie is one of my favorite places to visit because I love wandering through the old buildings and walking the grounds. Yearly from 1973 - 1979, I visited the site and took photos of the remaining buildings. When I returned in 2009, I was happy to see the site is being well-maintained and is now under the direction of the National Park Service.
According to the National Park Service website. . .Originally established as a private fur trading fort in 1834, Fort Laramie evolved into the largest and best known military post on the Northern Plains, before its abandonment in 1890. This “grand old post” witnessed the entire sweeping saga of America’s western expansion and Indian resistance to encroachment on their territories.