The Guard House

The guardhouse is the single substantially intact building remaining on the site of the Fort Sanders military reservation. The establishment of Laramie City in the spring of 1868, situated about three miles north of the Fort Sanders post, prompted the construction of the guardhouse. As Laramie’s economy boomed, desertion rates at Fort Sanders soared. Drunkenness and boisterousness ran rampant among the troops stationed at Fort Sanders and the guardhouse was usually full.

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