Casper in Natrona County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Ranching in Wyoming
Although the cowboy often receives more attention, the sheep industry has been a part of Wyoming history since territorial days. Following the cattleman's lead, vast numbers of sheep began competing with cattle for the valuable range land. This competition for the open range between cattlemen and sheepmen erupted with violence by the turn
Erected by Natrona County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Animals • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 42° 50.172′ N, 106° 22.326′ W. Marker is in Casper, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker can be reached from Fort Caspar Road 0.1 miles west of Wyoming Route 258, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4001 Fort Caspar Road, Casper WY 82604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bridger and Bozeman Trails (here, next to this marker); Goose Egg Ranch (here, next to this marker); Pony Express (here, next to this marker); Ellen L. Watson (“Cattle Kate”) (here, next to this marker); Richard Bridge and Military Complex (a few steps from this marker); Railroads (a few steps from this marker); The Mormons (a few steps from this marker); Salt Creek Oil Field (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on January 12, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 25, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.