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Army Architecture in the West: Forts Laramie, Bridger, and D.A. Russell, 1849-1912

by Hoagland, Alison K.
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Retail Price: $49.95
Issue: Summer 2005
ISBN: 0806136200

In actuality, frontier forts were rarely the mythologized bastions of defense from savage Indians, but instead served as trading posts, agricultural centers, or simply as stops on the long road to the Pacific. Hoagland describes the design and purpose of three very different Wyoming forts that contributed to the development of the American West.

review of Army Architecture in the West: Forts Laramie, Bridger, and D.A. Russell, 1849-1912, by Hoagland, Alison K., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2005).