Wyoming State Archives WPA Federal Writers Project Files
Wyoming WPA Subject File, Fort Reno "Fort Reno"
WPA Subject 76a Fort Reno
Fort Reno - "Fort Reno", no published source, n.d.
Link to Finding Aid:
Fort Reno on the Bozeman Trail
located 25 miles from Kaycee (Johnson Co., Wyo.) - on west bank of Powder River
erected in Wyoming Territory by 18th U. S. Infantry soldiers (1866)
Carrington, Col. Henry B. - commander, 18th U. S. Infantry, U. S. Army
named for Reno, Gen. Isaac - Civil War hero
"Portuguese Houses" - remains of first trading post in Wyo. Terr. (built 1826)
Mateo, Antonio - trading post operator
Lost Cabin Mine - gold - discovered early 1860s
Fort Reno abandoned (1868)
WPA Sub 76A FORTS - Fort Reno.pdf