Fort Sanders History

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Congressional Bill Reducing the Size of Fort Sanders

A bill from Congress reducing the overall area of Fort Sanders.  The “Pacific Railroad Acts” were a series of Congressional acts that promoted the construction of a transcontinental railroad in the United States through government bonds and grants of land to railroad companies. Inadvertently, the Union Pacific Railroad was granted, as one of its alternating sections, … Continue reading Congressional Bill Reducing the Size of Fort Sanders

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History of Fort Sanders and the Overland Stage

 The Overland Trail was a stagecoach and wagon trail used as an alternative route to the Oregon, California, and Mormon trails through central Wyoming in the 1860s. The Overland Stage Company, owned by Ben Holladay, used the trail to run both mail and passengers to Salt Lake City. With the onset of the Civil War, soldiers … Continue reading History of Fort Sanders and the Overland Stage

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