Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site

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Facility:Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site
Description:Fort Fred Steele was established on June 20, 1868 and occupied until August 7, 1886 by soldiers who were sent by the U.S. Government to guard against attack from indians. The construction of the Trans Continental Union Pacific Railroad across southern Wyoming 1867-1869, in turn, brought the cattlement, sheepherders, loggers, tie hacks, miners and merchants who changed the wasteland into Wyoming Territory.

Colonel Richard I. Dodge, who selected this site on the west bank of the North Platte River, named the fort for Major General Frederick Steele, 20th U.S. Infantry, a Civil War hero.
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Address 1:Seminoe State Park
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City:Sinclair
State/Province:WY
Zip Code:82334-9801
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Telephone:(307) 320-3013
Website:http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/Sites/FortFredSteele/index.asp
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