Robbers Roost Road Ranch and Stagecoach Station, Wyoming Territory, 1885

Summary

Stagecoach lines brought news, mail, and passengers to distant and isolated western towns during the late 19th century. Stops along the route broke up the long, monotonous, and sometimes dangerous journey. This image shows a station located on a route connecting Cheyenne, Wyoming with the gold fields in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Robbers Roost derived its name from the many robberies in the area.

Stagecoach lines brought news, mail, and passengers to distant and isolated western towns during the late 19th century. Stops along the route broke up the long, monotonous, and sometimes dangerous journey. This image shows a station located on a route connecting Cheyenne, Wyoming with the gold fields in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Robbers Roost derived its name from the many robberies in the area.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1885

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

30.803.5

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of George Dalgleish.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4.938 in

Width: 7 in

Inscriptions

caption on bottom of photograph: ROBBERTS ROOST. ROAD RANCH AND STAGECOACH, WYO TER, 1885, DALGLEISH PHOTO handwritten on back: Robbers Roost, near the Crazy Woman creek, was built by the holdups. / The name, Crazy Woman Creek, a white woman that had been captured by the Indians was rescued from the Indians but had lost her mind.

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