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

Oregon-California Trail

C.H. King and Company

 
 
Oregon-California Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
1. Oregon-California Trail Marker
Inscription. Two plaques and a medallion are located at this site:

Oregon- California Trail

During the years 1841-1867 over 350,000 persons passed through Casper on their way West. The majority of them traveled through what is now the lobby of the First Interstate Bank. The promise of free land, sudden riches, or religious freedom caused these pioneers to endure the great hardships of a very difficult trail. Thousands of person died in the quest and are buried along the old highway. This was the largest overland migration in history.

C.H. King and Company

In 1888, before Casper was an official town, C.H. King and Company store was opened for business. On June 10, 1889, it became C.H. King and Company Bankers.
In 1989, that bank celebrates 100 years of service to Casper and Natrona County as First Interstate Bank of Casper. We are proud of our heritage, and look forward to the next 100 years

Medallion of the National Pony Express Centennial Association

 
Erected 1987 by Oregon-California Trails Association and First Interstate Bank of Casper.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location.
C.H. King and Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
2. C.H. King and Company Marker
42° 50.992′ N, 106° 19.498′ W. Marker is in Casper, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker is at the intersection of South Center Street and East 1st Steet, on the right when traveling north on South Center Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 South Center Street, Casper WY 82601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monument Corrections (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Monument / Fort Casper (about 700 feet away); City of Casper (approx. half a mile away); Wyoming's Oil & Gas (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cable Tool Drilling Rig (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Armory (approx. 1.1 miles away); Casper: "The Oil Capital of the Rockies" (approx. 1.3 miles away); Giving Shape to History (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Casper.
 
More about this marker. These plaques are located in the First Interstate Bank plaza.
 
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Medallion of the National Pony Express Centennial Association image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
3. Medallion of the National Pony Express Centennial Association
Oregon-California Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
4. Oregon-California Trail Marker
 
 
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 175 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 3, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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