The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a traveling exhibit from the Wyoming State Museum that chronicles the presence of the military in Wyoming. Frontier Army Forts of Wyoming features maps, text, and historic photographs of numerous military posts in the Cowboy State.
The purchase of Fort Laramie in 1849 began a military presence here that continues today with F. E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne. For sixty years, the army established posts ranging from crude cabins for a handful of men to sprawling complexes of more than 100 buildings. Today, several of those forts are Wyoming State Historic Sites.
Visit the museum before December 31st to see these photographs and learn about the long tradition of military forts in Wyoming.
For additional information about the exhibit or the Rockpile Museum, please call CCRM at (307) 682-5723 or visit www.rockpilemuseum.com.