Casper in Natrona County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Goose Egg Ranch
The Searight Brothers built the house in 1883 and lived there until 1886. The lumber, hardware, and materials used in the construction of the building was hauled by freight teams from Cheyenne, a distance of more than 225 miles. They then sold the ranch to J.M. Carey, a future Governor of Wyoming.
The beautiful stone home slowly deteriorated, and despite efforts by local historians to save the ranch house, the building was demolished in July, 1951.
Erected by Natrona County Historical Society.
Location. 42° 50.17′ N, 106° 22.328′ W. Marker is in Casper, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker is on Fort Caspar Road near Herold Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4000 Fort Caspar Road, Casper WY 82604, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of Ellen L. Watson (“Cattle Kate”) (here, next to this marker); Ranching in Wyoming (here, next to this marker); Bridger and Bozeman Trails (here, next to this marker); Railroads (here, next to this marker); Pony Express (a few steps from this marker); Salt Creek Oil Field (a few steps from this marker); Richard Bridge and Military Complex (a few steps from this marker); Casper - Natrona County - State Founding (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Casper.
More about this marker. This marker is part of the Wyoming history walk in Centennial Park, which is adjacent to the Fort Caspar Museum and shares the parking lot.
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