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Near Fort Laramie.

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This site is near Fort Laramie, one of the first major milestones for the travelers. The Fort itself was established in 1834 as a fur trading post. It was purchased by the U.S. Army in 1849 to protect emigration on the trails. The National Park Service keeps it open year-round.