Casper in Natrona County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Old Fort Caspar
Erected by Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 42° 50.189′ N, 106° 22.228′ W. Marker was in Casper, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker was on Fort Caspar Road when traveling west. Click for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 4001 Fort Caspar Road, Casper WY 82604, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Platte Bridge Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Red Buttes (within Old Pioneer Military Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle at Platte Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Casper (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oregon Trail (about 300 feet away); Mormon Pioneer Trail (about 300 feet away); The Pony Express (about 300 feet away). 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.
Also see . . . Fort Caspar Site History - City of Caspar. A factor in the decline of Fort Casper was the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad and with it a new transcontinental telegraph line. It reached Cheyenne in the fall of 1867 and would soon spell the end of organized migration along the Oregon/California/Mormon Pioneer Trail corridor. (Submitted on December 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.