Casper in Natrona County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Site of Old Platte Bridge
Immediately south and west are the sites of Platte Bridge Station, First Overland Telegraph, Stage, and Pony Express Stations on the Old Oregon Trail
Also killed the same day near here were Privates James A. Porter and Adam Culp, both of Co. I, 11th Kan. Vol. Cav.
Erected 1930 by Natrona County Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
Location. 42° 50.258′ N, 106° 22.297′ W. Marker is in Casper, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker can be reached from Fort Caspar Road near Southwest Wyoming Boulevard (Route 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 Guinard Bridge (here, next to this marker); The Upper Crossing (here, next to this marker); The Road to Zion (a few steps from this marker); The Mormon Ferry (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); Robert Stuart Cabin Site (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Casper.
More about this marker. This marker is next to the reconstruction of Platte Bridge.
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 19, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 2. submitted on June 14, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 3, 4. submitted on December 19, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.