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History and Directory of Laramie City Wyoming Territory

Laramie City is situated on the east bank of the Big Laramie River, one mile below the crossing of the old California Emigrant Road of 1849, and seven miles below the crossing of the Overland Mail and Stage road, and near the center of the Laramie Plains, a beautiful plain, or park, comprising two million acres of land, entirely surrounded by two spurs of the Rocky Mountains; on the eastern half circle by the range of the Black Hills, and on the western by the Medicine Bow range.

It is also situated on and near the center of the line of our great national highway, the Union Pacific Railroad, and has a settled population of two thousand six hundred and ninety-eight (2698), as shown by a census taken February, 1875.

It is the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming Territory.

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Source: History and Directory of Laramie City, Wyoming Territory, By J. H. Triggs, Laramie City: Daily Sentinel Print, 1875.

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