Archeological Investigations of the 1874 Cavalry Barracks, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Wyoming
The Fort Laramie Cavalry Barracks was constructed in 1874 and continuously occupied until the National Park Service began interpretation of its history. A restoration effort required mitigative excavations in the building's interior and along the west side. Over 5,000 artifacts were recovered that physically document the changing uses of the building through time.
Several features were identified that relate to the use of the site since at least the early 1860s. The foundations of a structure predating the barracks were discovered beneath the floor. The probable area where the lime concrete was mixed for the wall construction was identified. The barracks washroom dry sump was excavated, and a late military period or early civilian period trash pit was sampled.
Cite this Record
Archeological Investigations of the 1874 Cavalry Barracks, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Wyoming. Douglas D. Scott, W.E. Sudderth, Christopher Schoen. Midwest Archeological Center Technical Report ,No. 16. Lincoln, Nebraska: Midwest Archeological Center, National Park Service. 1992 ( tDAR id: 92693) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8QF8SKP
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Data Recovery / Excavation
1872 5-Cent Piece • 1891 Liberty Seated Dime • 1910 Lincoln Head Penny • Alfred Meakin Ware • Amber Glass • Apparel • Beam Hook • Black Glass • Butcher's Steel • Butter Box • Colorless Glass • Cultural Debris • Edwin M. Knowles/China Co. • Embossed marli • Fort • Jewelry • machine made bottle glass • machine made glass • Meat Hook • Medicine Bottles • Metal Teaspoon • Military • Plains Indian Wars • Silver Teaspoon • Stemware • Stoneware / Earthware • Sump • Table Knife • Tin Can Scatter • Tumbler • Vacuum Bottle • Vitreous China • Whiteware • Whiteware Basal Sherd • Yellowware Show More
min long: -104.573; min lat: 42.187 ; max long: -104.521; max lat: 42.217 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Submitted To(s): Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service
NADB document id number(s): 2000878
NADB citation id number(s): 000000147511
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