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Fort Laramie

noun
1.
a former U.S. fort in SE Wyoming: important post on the Oregon Trail.

Laramie

[lar-uh-mee] /ˈlær ə mi/
noun
1.
a city in SE Wyoming.
2.
Fort. Fort Laramie.
3.
a river in N Colorado and SE Wyoming, flowing NNE to the North Platte River. 216 miles (348 km) long.
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Laramie

city, seat (1868) of Albany county, southeastern Wyoming, U.S., on the Laramie River, 49 miles (79 km) west of Cheyenne, surrounded by divisions of the Medicine Bow National Forest (headquartered at Laramie). It was founded in 1868 when several thousand persons made a settlement-a jumble of tents and shanties on the treeless plain between the Laramie and Medicine Bow ranges-during construction of the Union Pacific Railroad. Most of the builders moved on, leaving a handful to build a permanent city from a heretofore lawless settlement

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