Images of America: Fort Laramie
Fort Laramie was one of the most important frontier outposts of the American West. Founded as the trading post Fort William in 1834, the fort became the U.S. Military post in 1849. Beginning in 1841, emigrants stopped at Fort Laramie while traveling the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails. Fort Laramie served as a gathering place for thousands of Native Americans and hosted the 1851 and 1868 treaty councils.
Photographs in this book are from the Fort Laramie National Historic Site, state and national archives, and the author. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today.