Casper in Natrona County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The Road to Zion
In 1847, Brigham Young led an advance party of 143 men and 2 women, and 3 children along the Platte River. At Fort Bridger, Wyoming they departed from the Oregon Trail to head southwest to the Great Salt Lake. Thousands of other Mormons soon followed. Today, a marked 1,624-mile auto tour closely parallels their historic trek.
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mormon Pioneer Trail marker series.
Location. 42° 50.26′ N, 106° 22.291′ W. Marker is in Casper, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker can be reached from Fort Caspar Road near Southwest 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 The Mormon Ferry (here, next to this marker); The Upper Crossing (here, next to this marker); Site of Old Platte Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Guinard Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Reconstructed Fort Caspar (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle at Platte Bridge (about 300 feet away); The Battle of Red Buttes (about 400 feet away); Old Fort Caspar (about 500 feet away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Casper.
More about this marker. This marker is located near the reconstructions of Fort Caspar and Platte Bridge.
Categories. • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.