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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.