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

Oregon Trail

 
 
Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
1. Oregon Trail Marker
Inscription.
Marked by the
State of Wyoming
1914

Lieutenant
Caspar W. Collins
killed by
Sioux Indians
near this spot
July 26, 1865

 
Erected 1920 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Fort Caspar Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 50.694′ N, 106° 22.506′ W. Marker is in Mills, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker is on Platte Avenue near 9, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Platte Avenue, Mills WY 82644, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Town of Mills (here, next to this marker); The “Mormon” Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Guinard Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Site of Old Platte Bridge (approx. half a mile away); The Upper Crossing (approx. half a mile away); The Road to Zion (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Mormon Ferry (approx. half a mile away); Reconstructed Fort Caspar (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mills.
 
More about this marker.
Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
2. Oregon Trail Marker
This marker is in City Memorial Park, a triangular park bounded by Platte Avenue, 9th Street and Southwest Wyoming Boulevard in Mills, Wyoming.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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