• Fort Buford

    Submitted by scott on Sun, 10/24/2021 - 14:15

    Fort Buford, at the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers, is the site of Sitting Bull's surrender in 1881.

  • Fort Benton

    Submitted by scott on Sun, 10/24/2021 - 15:49

    Fort Benton, the last trading post on the upper Missouri River. For thirty years this port attracted steamboats all the way from the Mississippi River. It's importance was superceded only upon the arrival of the railroad. In 1867, Union General Thomas Francis Meagher, then acting governor of Montana territory, fell overboard from his steamboat and drowned. His body was never recovered.

  • Fort Assiniboine

    Submitted by scott on Sun, 10/24/2021 - 15:49

    Following the Great Sioux War of 1876-77 and the defeat of U.S. Army forces led by General George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn on June 25, 1876, and the defeat and capture of the Nez Perce, band of Chief Joseph by the U.S. Army in the Battle of Bear Paw in 1877, General Phil Sheridan suggested that a fort be built on or near the Milk River to ward off possible attacks from the North by the Sioux led by Chief Sitting Bull, who had migrated to the Cypress Hills in Canada, or by the Nez Perce, some of whom were also in Canada. Lt. Col. J.R.

  • Fort Bridger Station

    Submitted by scott on Sun, 10/24/2021 - 17:39

    Named after Jim Bridger. The first owner of the fort was perhaps the most picturesque figure in early Wyoming. He was often called the ‘Daniel’ Boone of the Rockies. Fort Bridger, which he built and Bridger’s Pass, which he discovered were named for him. This historical fort has several interesting old buildings still standing; the old pony express barn and the Mormon protective wall are still in existence there, and fitting ceremonies will make this site one of the landmarks for history.

  • Fort Laramie Station

    Submitted by scott on Sun, 10/24/2021 - 17:39

    Sources generally agree on the identity of a Pony Express station at Fort Laramie. However, the exact location of the station at or near Fort Laramie remains unknown. Nevertheless, the well-known fort's distance from stations at Sand Point and Verling's Ranch makes the area just west of the post a logical station site. Fort Laramie's adobe-stone sutler's store, which still exists, housed a post office in the 1850s, 1870s, and 1880s. Its status during the Pony Express era remains unknown.  (NPS)

  • Fort Kearney Station

    Submitted by scott on Sun, 10/24/2021 - 17:39

    Since Fort Kearney was a stage stop on the L. & P.P. Express Co. and C.O.C. & P.P. Express Co. lines, it is likely that Russell, Majors, and Waddell also used this site as a Pony Express station. Other sources list Fort Kearney as a station or stopping place for Pony Express riders. Mattes and Henderson express doubt that Fort Kearney ever served as an official Pony Express station. Privately owned businesses were not granted space on U.S. military bases. However, Pony Express riders possibly stopped at Fort Kearney to service the mail needs of the military.

  • Fort Churchill

    Submitted by scott on Thu, 12/16/2021 - 11:12

    In 1860 a band of Paiutes and Bannocks attacked Williams Station along the Carson River in retaliation for the kidnap and rape of two young Paiute girls by the proprietors of the station.[7] In retaliation a small group of volunteer soldiers and vigilantes led by Maj. William Ormsby attacked the Native Americans, start