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

Casper - Natrona County - State Founding

 
 
Casper - Natrona County - State Founding Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
1. Casper - Natrona County - State Founding Marker
Inscription.  On April 9, 1889, application was made to have the town of Casper incorporated. John Merritt made the application in Rawlins, Wyoming since Casper was in Carbon County at that time. On July 8, 1889, Casper was incorporated and George Mitchell was elected as the town’s first Mayor.
The first act to separate Natrona county from Carbon County was presented to the Wyoming legislature in 1888. The county was officially organized on April 8 1890. Natrona County derives its name from the mineral, natron, which is carbonate of soda.
The Territory of Wyoming was formed on July 25, 1868, after separating from the Territory of Dakota. In 1869, the first Territorial Legislature passed the first Woman’s Suffrage Bill in the Union, thus allowing women in Wyoming the right to vote. Wyoming became a state on July 10, 1890. The word, Wyoming, comes from a Delaware Indian word meaning “Upon the Great Plain.
 
Erected by Natrona County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political Subdivisions
Markers on the Wyoming History Walk in Centennial Park image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
2. Markers on the Wyoming History Walk in Centennial Park
Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series list.
 
Location. 42° 50.17′ N, 106° 22.339′ 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, Bruneau ID 83604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salt Creek Oil Field (here, next to this marker); Eadsville (here, next to this marker); Railroads (here, next to this marker); Ellen L. Watson (“Cattle Kate”) (a few steps from this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps (a few steps from this marker); Casper Army Air Base (a few steps from this marker); Goose Egg Ranch (a few steps from this marker); Ranching in Wyoming (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 30, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on January 12, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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Feb. 25, 2021