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

Eadsville

 
 
Eadsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
1. Eadsville Marker
Inscription. Eadsville, a mining ghost town, is situated 12 miles due south of Casper on top of Casper Mountain. It was founded by Charles W. Eads in 1891 after he had staked a 600 x 1,500 mining claim around a large spring. Word had spread that large deposits of precious minerals were found — gold, silver, lead, and copper. Lots were sold in the town in 1891 - 1892, and about a dozen cabins were built. Foundations of three cabins still remain today. Some 40 to 50 people lived there hoping to find a bonanza of gold and silver. Some copper was mined, and traces of gold and silver were found. Asbestos and feldspar were economically mined. The “spar” is still being mined today after nearly 100 years.
The miners finally gave up and abandoned the town in 1905-6. Numerous artifacts were uncovered in an archeological excavation conducted in 1983-85. Eadsville is located in a beautiful mountain setting at an elevation of 7,800.
 
Erected by Natrona County Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 50.17′ N, 106° 22.344′ W. Marker is in Casper, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker can be reached from Fort Caspar Road near Herold Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4000 Fort Caspar Road, Casper WY 82604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Markers on the Wyoming History Walk in Centennial Park image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
2. Markers on the Wyoming History Walk in Centennial Park
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civilian Conservation Corps (here, next to this marker); Casper Army Air Base (here, next to this marker); Casper - Natrona County - State Founding (here, next to this marker); Salt Creek Oil Field (a few steps from this marker); Railroads (a few steps from this marker); Ellen L. Watson (“Cattle Kate”) (a few steps from this marker); Goose Egg Ranch (a few steps from this marker); Ranching in Wyoming (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Casper.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of the Wyoming history walk in Centennial Park, which is adjacent to the Fort Caspar Museum and shares the parking lot.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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