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

The Pony Express

 
 
The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 16, 2015
1. The Pony Express Marker
Trail maker and seal of the National Pony Express Centennial Association on the right.
Inscription.
Here was the bustling Platte Bridge Station (later renamed Fort Caspar) with a relay station for the Pony Express. The bridge was a catalyst drawing together wilderness wayfarers -- frontiersmen and immigrants -- to learn late news of the trail events and civilized regions.

 
Erected 1961 by National Pony Express Centennial Association and State of Wyoming.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 50.153′ N, 106° 22.269′ W. Marker is in Casper, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker is on Fort Caspar Road near South West Wyoming Boulevard (Wyoming Highway 258), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Fort Caspar Road, Casper WY 82604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oregon Trail (here, next to this marker); Mormon Pioneer Trail (here, next to this marker); Indians Of Wyoming (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Stuart Cabin Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Military Explorers
The Pony Express Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 16, 2015
2. The Pony Express Marker
The marker is in the center.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Oregon/California/Mormon Trails (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mormons (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Bridge and Military Complex (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Casper.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located near the Fort Caspar Museum and Visitors Center.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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