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Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

 
680 Fort Street Banner, WY 82834-2308
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Named for a popular Union general killed in the Civil War, Fort Phil Kearny was established at the forks of the Big and Little Piney Creeks by Col. Henry B. Carrington of the 18th U.S. Infantry in July, 1866. The Mission of this fort and two other posts along the Bozeman Trail--Forts Reno and C.F. Smith--was three- fold: to protect travelers on the Trail; to prevent intertribal warfare between Native Americans in the area; and to draw attention of Indian forces opposed to Euro- American westward expansion away from the trans-continental railroad construction corridor to the south.

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DAY ONE: Twenty-three miles from the Montana State Line is Sheridan, home of the Trail End State Historic Site and the Kendrick Mansion. John B. Kendrick came to Wyoming a penniless, uneducated and orphan cowboy, and later became governor of Wyoming and a U.S. Senator. Another 23 miles south on I-90 leads to Exit 44 and Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. Near the fort is the Fetterman Battlefield, the site where Capt. William J. Fetterman and 80 soldiers were ambushed by hundreds of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors. DAY TWO: West of Buffalo and north of Ten Sleep is the Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site. This site features a variety of petroglyphs and pictographs dating back tens of thousands of years. The site, which has been determined to be a crossroads for prehistoric peoples, also offers great camping and picnicking for the modern day traveler. Traveling back to I-90 and towards the South Dakota State Line is Keyhole State Park. Drop a line in Keyhole Reservoir or camp at the sites many campsites. Either way Keyhole State Park offers a quiet, relaxing experience.
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