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

Civilian Conservation Corps

 
 
Civilian Conservation Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
1. Civilian Conservation Corps Marker
Inscription. The Casper division of the Civilian Conservation Corps was arranged by the efforts of the Casper Chamber of Commerce in 1937. Work done by the C.C.C, on Casper Mountain and at Alcova consisted of building bridges, improving roads, and reducing fire hazards. Their work included ground clearance, fencing, establishing picnic sites, and setting up waste disposal area. The WPA finished the Fort Caspar buildings in 1936 but C.C.C. improved the parking area, created access roads and a needed dike on the river bank. The C.C.C. work proved a value to the community. Many corps workers stayed in the Casper area, marrying into the community and providing leadership in all aspects of the growth of the city. The Corps was established to help young men secure training and provide jobs for unemployment caused by the depression. The corps ceased to exist with the advent of World War II. Most of the men in the C.C.C. went on to serve their country with honor.
 
Erected by Natrona County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 42° 50.168′ N, 106° 22.347′ W. Marker is in Casper, Wyoming, in Natrona County.
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
Marker can be reached from Fort Caspar Road near Herold Street 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Casper Army Air Base (here, next to this marker); Eadsville (here, next to this marker); Casper - Natrona County - State Founding (a few steps from 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 (within shouting distance of 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. Charity & Public Work
 
Fort Caspar, reconstructed by the WPA and CCC image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
3. Fort Caspar, reconstructed by the WPA and CCC
 
 
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 122 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 30, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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