Wyoming’s First School Established at Fort Laramie

on November 23, 2003

The state’s first school was established at Fort Laramie (pop. 243) in 1852 by post chaplain William Vaux, who was assisted by his daughter, Victoria. The state’s second school was opened at Fort Bridger (pop. 400) in 1860 by Judge William Carter, with Miss Fannie Foot as the teacher.

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