State Historic Site - Wyoming
Fort Steele was established to protect the newly built Union Pacific Railroad from attacks by Native Americans during construction of the transcontinental railroad in the United States. The fort was built in 1868 where the railroad crossed the North Platte River in Carbon County, Wyoming. Work on the fort was carried out by military and civilian labor. Fort Steele was one of three forts built on the line. Fort Sanders (originally Fort John Buford) near Laramie and Fort D.A. Russell at Cheyenne were the other railroad forts.
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Wyoming Public Land - Rawlins
Map of Seasonal and Year-Round BLM Public Land User Limitations in the BLM Rawlins Field Office area in Wyoming. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Fort Steele - Brochure
Park brochure of Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site (SHS) in Wyoming. Published by the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.