Fort Laramie was THE place to stop on the Oregon Trail. I grew up visiting this fort; it was a pleasure to revisit it and put my historian eyes on it today.
Origins of Fort Laramie: 0:19
Mormon Trail: 2:21
Tents and canons: 2:51
Everyday life in the 1800s: 3:42
Trail wagons: 6:29
Officers quarters: 6:58
Embassy to the Northern Plains: 7:45