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

Site of Fort Casper

 
 
Site of Fort Casper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
1. Site of Fort Casper Marker
Inscription.
U.S. Military Post
On the Oregon
Trail
Established 1858
Rebuilt 1865
Enlarged 1866
Troops Withdrawn 1867
Burned by Indians 1867
Restored by City of Casper
1936

 
Erected 1936 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Fort Caspar Chapter.
 
Location. 42° 50.199′ N, 106° 22.17′ W. Marker is in Casper, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker is on Fort Caspar Road near South West Wyoming Boulevard (Wyoming Highway 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Pioneer Military Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Platte Bridge Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Fort Caspar (was about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); The Battle of Red Buttes (about 400 feet away); The Battle at Platte Bridge (about 400 feet away); Oregon Trail (about 500 feet away); Mormon Pioneer Trail (about 500 feet away); The Pony Express (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Casper.
 
More about this marker.
Site of Fort Casper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
2. Site of Fort Casper Marker
Right side of the gateway.
This marker is located on the gateway to Fort Caspar.
 
Also see . . .  Caspar Collins: The man, the myth, the misspelling -- Casper Journal. The last sight of Caspar Collins alive was riding with an arrow in his forehead, firing a revolver in each hand and the rein of a borrowed gray horse clenched in his teeth. Hed turned back into the fray of Cheyenne, Lakota and Arapaho attacking by the hundreds for a comrade fallen from his dead horse, the tale goes. (Submitted on December 18, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Left side of the gateway image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
3. Left side of the gateway
Fort Casper Gateway dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
4. Fort Casper Gateway dedication plaque
This Gateway
Presented by
Ft. Casper Chapter
Daughters
of the
American Revolution
A.D. 1936
"Love thy land with love far brought from out the storied past"
Lt. Caspar Collins image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
5. Lt. Caspar Collins
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 18, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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