Jacques La Ramée
535 W. Garfield Street Laramie, Wyoming 82070
A Trapper Who Left, Never to Return
Almost 200 years ago, a respected trapper disappeared without a trace. His mysterious disappearance has generated a dozen theories, but no answers. Decide what is fact, and what is folklore.
French Canadian fur trader and mountain man Jacques La Ramée arrived in what is now the state of Wyoming in 1815. Five years later he arrived for a season of trapping along the river that now bears his name; he was never seen or heard from again. Details surrounding his disappearance are still unknown, but the town of Laramie, two rivers, a fort, a county and a mountain peak bear his name today. – The rest they say is history!