LaBonta Station
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Title:LaBonta Station
Other Names:La Bonte Stage Station, La Bonte Station
History:Pony Express Station located 15 miles from Elk Horn Station and 10 miles from Bed Tick Station. (Henderson) "Road forks; one line follows the Platte, the other turns to the left, over "cut-off; " highly undulating ridges, crooked and deeply dented with dry beds of rivers; land desolate and desert. No wood nor water till end of stage. La Bonte River and Station; unfinished ranch in valley; water and grass." (Burton)
County:Converse
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:Creek and town in Converse County, Wyoming, named for La Bonte, an early French trapper. (Gannett, 1905) La Bonte, another noted character was of the party and was killed in Utah. La Bonte belonged in Wyoming and had lived for a number of years on the North Platte in what is now Converse County. La Bonte Creek, which flows into the North Platte and La Bonte Station on the old Overland Trail were named after this old trapper. The Indians after killing this noted character, cut flesh from the bones and ate it. (WPA) LaBonte was a trapper with "Uncle Dick" Woolston's party in 1838. (Annals of Wyoming 14:3)Pony Express Station located 15 miles from Elk Horn Station and 10 miles from Bed Tick Station. (Henderson) "Road forksone line follows the Platte, the other turns to the left, over "cut-off" highly undulating ridges, crooked and deeply dented with dry beds of riversland desolate and desert. No wood nor water till end of stage. La Bonte River and Stationunfinished ranch in valleywater and grass." (Burton)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
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Document ID:11186033

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