This was one of our unscheduled stops. As we were driving by we noticed that it was a
National Park Historic site. Since we are Golden Age members and have a National Park
Passport Book, we decided to stop and have a look see. The Golden Age got us in for free and
we got five more stamps in the passport. Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Pony Express National
Historic Trail, Oregon National Historic Trail, California National Historic Trail, and
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail.
Fort Laramie was a crossroads for most trails going west and also a stop on the Pony Express which went between Saint Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California. It was also in a lot of western movies.
When we stopped, I expected to see a fort similar to the French Fort on Onondaga Lake. But due to the lack of trees in this area, there was no stockade fence or log cabins. Everything was made of brick and adobe. Most of the building are long gone. There are about 10 buildings of various types which have been restored by the National Park.