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July 10, 2017

Contact: Mel Glover, 307-358-9288

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

           

Relive 150 years of history during a celebration of Fort Fetterman 150th anniversary, July 15-16.

            The celebrations features a reenactment of the forts’s opening, plus static display, living historians, book signings and vendors. The fun lasts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday.         

Established on a bluff above the North Platte River in 1867 where the Bozeman Trail left the old Oregon Trail route to head north for the Montana gold fields, Fort Fetterman was used frequently as a staging location for U.S. Army expeditions during the Indian Wars.

The fort was named for Capt. William J. Fetterman, killed with all 80 of the men under his command in December 1866 near Fort Phil Kearny, further north along the Bozeman Trail.

For more information, please call Mel Glover at 307-358-9288.

 

   
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