Historical Maps & Aerial Photos

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Military Posts and Telegraph Stations on the Oregon Trail in Wyoming, 1863

Map and pencil drawings of military posts and telegraph stations on the Oregon Trail in Wyoming. From about 1811-1840, the Oregon Trail was laid down by traders and fur trappers. It could only be traveled by horseback or on foot. By the year 1836, the first of the migrant train of wagons was put together beginning … Continue reading Military Posts and Telegraph Stations on the Oregon Trail in Wyoming, 1863

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This is a drawing of the newly created town of Laramie, Wy.  Laramie grew very quickly from a tent end of tracks town (a Hell on Wheels town) in a permanent and thriving community with the presence of the railroad.

Laramie in 1870

  Here is a drawing of the newly created town of Laramie, Wyoming. Laramie grew very quickly — from a tent-end-of-tracks town (aka “Hell on Wheels”) to a permanent and thriving community boosted by the presence of the Union Pacific Railroad. Learn more about Fort Sanders and the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Resources

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