Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation | Part 5

Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation | Part 5
Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation | Part 5
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One of the first buildings built at the fort was the “guard house.” This was similar to a jail and was for soldiers who broke the rules. Minor offenses were punishable by hard labor, while the guard house was for perpetrators of major crimes.  The types of crimes provide a window into fort life.

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