Trading Post History
As a Second Lieutenant before the Civil War, General John Buford was assigned to the 2nd Dragoons, and traveled to Salt Lake City. We believe he came through Buford, Wyoming and gave his name to the town that lives on today. Buford was originally founded in 1866 as a fort, built to protect the railroad workers building the first transcontinental railroad and settlers moving west.
Buford lives on today with the Buford Trading Post. As it did in the 19th century, the Buford Trading Post serves travelers crossing the nation. We’re more modern than we were in 1866. We now have 24-hour gas and diesel, and ice, camping supplies, and RV parking.
Stop in to peruse our selection of genuine Buford Trading Post items. We guarantee we’re the only place in the world where you’ll find a T-shirt that says Buford Trading Post. We also have some fascinating and unusual items, such as whistles made from elk antlers, and authentic stick pens (it’s a fully functional pen whittled from a western tree!)