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Casper in Natrona County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Pioneer Monument / Fort Casper

 
 
Pioneer Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
1. Pioneer Monument Marker




Inscription.
Pioneer Monument
Erected on this site
of the
Old Oregon Trail
in memory of the pioneers
who blazed the way.
Built by
Natrona County Pioneer
Association
1849             1911


Fort Casper
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U. S. Military Post
Established about 1864
by volunteers
Abandoned Oct. 19, 1867
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Situated one mile west
of this spot
Marked by the State of Wyoming
1914

 
Erected 1911 by Natrona County Pioneer Association.
 
Location. 42° 51.103′ N, 106° 19.491′ W. Marker is in Casper, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker is at the intersection of N Center Street and E A Street, on the left when traveling south on N Center Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Casper WY 82601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monument Corrections (here, next to this marker); Oregon-California Trail (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of Casper (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wyoming's Oil & Gas (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cable Tool Drilling Rig
Fort Casper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
2. Fort Casper Marker
The Fort Casper plaque is on the south side of the obelisk.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); The Armory (approx. 1.2 miles away); Giving Shape to History (approx. 1.3 miles away); Casper: "The Oil Capital of the Rockies" (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Casper.
 
More about this marker. The monument consists of a marble obelisk on three stone steps.
 
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Pioneer Monument / Fort Casper Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
3. Pioneer Monument / Fort Casper Markers
Both markers can be seen in this photo.
Pioneer Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
4. Pioneer Monument
Pioneer Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
5. Pioneer Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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