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

Monument Corrections

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
1. Monument Corrections Marker
Inscription.
Originally located 3 blocks south of here, this monument was moved to this location in 1952. In an effort to rectify inaccurate information presented on the monument, the following corrections are provided.

Oregon Trail
The 1849 date presented on the Oregon Trail portion of the monument seems to imply that date as the beginning of western migration on the Trail. It is now generally accepted that use of the Oregon Trail by organized trains of pioneers heading west began in 1841 and continued until completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869.

Fort Caspar
In 1859/60 Louis Guinard built a trading post and toll bridge across the North Platte River at the site known as the upper crossing, later to be called Platte Bridge Station. In addition to Guinard’s trading post and blacksmith shop, the Pony Express and Pacific Telegraph Company used the bridge to cross the river. In 1862 troops of volunteer cavalry from Ohio established a military presence at the site. Renamed Fort Caspar in 1865 (note correct spelling) in honor of Lt. Caspar Collins, the original post and reconstructed fort is actually located 3 miles west of this location.
1991

 
Erected 1991.
 
Location. 42° 51.099′ 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
2. Monument Corrections Marker
N, 106° 19.491′ W. Marker is in Casper, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker is at the intersection of N Center Street and E A Street, on the left when traveling south on N Center Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Casper WY 82601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Monument / Fort Casper (here, next to this marker); Oregon-California Trail (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of Casper (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wyoming's Oil & Gas (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cable Tool Drilling Rig (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Armory (approx. 1.2 miles away); Giving Shape to History (approx. 1.3 miles away); Casper: "The Oil Capital of the Rockies" (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Casper.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. See the Pioneer / Fort Casper Monument that contains the inaccurate information which this marker addresses.
 
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Monument and Corrections Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
3. Monument and Corrections Marker
The monument that the correcting apply to is seen here next to the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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