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Site of Ferdinand Branstetter Post No. 1, American Legion

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Site of Ferdinand Branstetter Post No. 1, American Legion

Site of Ferdinand Branstetter Post No. 1, American Legion
Post site, seen from the southwest. A sign recounting the site's history is largely concealed by the juniper at right.
Location US 20, Van Tassell, Wyoming
Built 1919
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 69000194
Added to NRHP September 30, 1969[1]

The Site of Ferdinand Branstetter Post No. 1 of the American Legion is a vacant lot in Van Tassell, Wyoming where the first American Legion post in the United States was established in 1919. The post was named after Ferdinand Branstetter, a Van Tassell resident who died in World War I. The structure housing the post has since been demolished. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.[1] In 1969, it was hoped that an interpretative sign would be put up, and also possibly that a restored post building would be constructed.[2]

An interpretative sign exists at the site, in 2009.[3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Barnhart, Bill (July 9, 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Ferdinand Branstetter Post No. 1, American Legion". National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-06-11.  and Accompanying photographs of the site
  3. ^ Interpretative sign, at site, in 2009, Flickr photo

External links

  • Ferdinand Branstetter Post No. !, American Legion at the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office
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