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daniel griffin

Stopped at Fort Reno Oklahoma today. Started in 1874 as a US Cavalry post, abandoned in 1908 but remained a Quartermaster remount depot, housing German and Italian POW's from North Africa. Transferred to the USDA in 1949. Some of the original buildings are being used by the USDA, most are empty and in a state of disrepair.

A print of the fort in it hay day.

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Its a combination of Ft Laramie and FE Warren AFB in Wy. Some of the same architecture. Thanks for sharing.

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Love the old buildings and thier architechture.

 

Sad to see them not being lived in or utilized.

 

Thaqnks for posting

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Thank you for posting this.

 

A lot of people think the forts on the plains were wood stockades as seen in Hollywood. Like the postcard indicates, they were often wide open with very little in the way of fortification.

 

I am glad to see there is something left standing. I was disappointed when I went to the site of Fort Kearney, which was a key transit point for many of the pioneer trails that crossed Nebraska. As was typical, once the fort was decommissioned, much of it was hauled away piece by piece by the locals, right down to the foundations.

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