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Laramie, Wyoming, USA - 1866 - Laramie City established


In 1866, planners of the transcontinental railroad chose a route through southern Wyoming. For a while, the route closely followed the Overland Trail, south of present-day Laramie. Congress chose the site of an Overland stage station to place a fort to protect the railroad workers; it was named Fort Buford, but the name was changed to Fort Sanders in 1866. Laramie City was sited a few miles north of the fort.

Like most towns in southern Wyoming, Laramie began as an "end of the tracks" town. As the tracks approached, numerous tent houses and cabins were built so that a fair-sized population was in place when the first train came in.

www.laramiemuseum.org/ historyofthecity.html

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