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Casper, Wyoming, USA

It originated around Fort Caspar at the site of a pioneer crossing on the Oregon Trail and the Pony Express route. The fort, now restored, was named for Lieutenant Caspar Collins, who was slain by Indians in 1865 while trying to rescue a stranded wagon train. The California, Overland, and Oregon trails met near the site of Casper’s establishment. Founded in 1888 as a tent town before the arrival of the Chicago and North Western Railway, the town was named Casper (a misspelling of Collins’s name) by clerical error. In the 1890s the Salt Creek Oil Field, just north, established the town’s oil business. The oil fields include Teapot Dome, centre of the scandal that rocked the administration of President Warren G. Harding in 1922.

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  • 1859 - Louis Guinard built a bridge and trading post (Caper, Wy)


  • In July 1865, Lieutenant Caspar Collins (the son of Colonel Collins) was killed near the post by a group of Indian warriors. Three months later the garrison was renamed Fort Caspar after Lieutenant Collins.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • In 1867, the troops were ordered to abandon Fort Caspar in favor of Fort Fetterman downstream on the North Platte along the Bozeman Trail.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • June 15, 1888 Casper, Wyo., founded when Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad arrives at the site.

    www.wyohistory.org/ encyclopedia/ casper-wyoming

  • News 1891 - FOUR LIVES LOST AT CASPER. A Swollen Creek Washes Away the Camps of Pleasure Seekers.
    CASPER, Wyoming, Aug 1 - Four, and possibly more lives were lost by a cloudburst on Casper Mountain, at the head of Garden Creek, last night.

    The...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Casper
    Cas'per, a post-town of Natrona co., Wyoming, 48 miles by rail W. by N. of Douglas. It has a church, 3 banks, and 2 £paper offices. Pop. 544.
    Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott

  • Casper, Wyoming, USA
    Second Street, Casper, Wyoming
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  • News 1909 - Engineer killed by exploding boiler.
    Casper. - One man was killed and two injured, one probably fatally, by the explosion of the boiler of a Burlington locomotive twelve miles west of...Read MORE...


  • October 20, 1913 Burlington Railroad arrives in Casper, Wyo.

    www.wyohistory.org/ encyclopedia/ casper-wyoming

  • Casper, Wyoming, USA
    Natrona County High School
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  • 1916
    Casper, a banking city, capital of Natrona eo., Wyo., on the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley R., 150 miles NW. of Cheyenne. It has an extensive...Read MORE...


  • Casper, Wyoming, USA
    East Second Street and Business District
    Postcard
  • News 1921 - OIL SET AFIRE BY LIGHTNING. SEVERAL LARGE TANKS BURNING AT CASPER; ONE MAN IS INJURED.
    Casper, Wyo., June 18. - Several large tanks containing about 445,000 barrels of crude and fuel oil were burning here this afternoon after being...Read MORE...


  • 1957 - March 1 - KTWO TV channel 2 in Casper, WY (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

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  • 1961 - November 3-4 - A rare November thunderstorm produced snow at Casper, WY.

    The Weather Channel



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  • 1859 - Louis Guinard built a bridge and trading post (Caper, Wy)
  • In July 1865, Lieutenant Caspar Collins (the son of Colonel Collins) was killed near the post by a group of Indian warriors. Three months later the garrison was renamed Fort Caspar after Lieutenant Collins.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1867, the troops were ordered to abandon Fort Caspar in favor of Fort Fetterman downstream on the North Platte along the Bozeman Trail.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • June 15, 1888 Casper, Wyo., founded when Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad arrives at the site.

    www.wyohistory.org/ encyclopedia/ casper-wyoming
  • News  1891 - FOUR LIVES LOST AT CASPER. A Swollen Creek Washes Away the Camps of Pleasure Seekers.
    CASPER, Wyoming, Aug 1 - Four, and possibly more lives were lost by a cloudburst on Casper Mountain, at the head of Garden Creek, last night.

    The... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Casper
    Cas'per, a post-town of Natrona co., Wyoming, 48 miles by rail W. by N. of Douglas. It has a church, 3 banks, and 2 £paper offices. Pop. 544.
    Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
  • News  1909 - Engineer killed by exploding boiler.
    Casper. - One man was killed and two injured, one probably fatally, by the explosion of the boiler of a Burlington locomotive twelve miles west of... Read MORE...

  • October 20, 1913 Burlington Railroad arrives in Casper, Wyo.

    www.wyohistory.org/ encyclopedia/ casper-wyoming
  • 1916
    Casper, a banking city, capital of Natrona eo., Wyo., on the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley R., 150 miles NW. of Cheyenne. It has an extensive... Read MORE...

  • News  1921 - OIL SET AFIRE BY LIGHTNING. SEVERAL LARGE TANKS BURNING AT CASPER; ONE MAN IS INJURED.
    Casper, Wyo., June 18. - Several large tanks containing about 445,000 barrels of crude and fuel oil were burning here this afternoon after being... Read MORE...

  • 1957 - March 1 - KTWO TV channel 2 in Casper, WY (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com
  • 1961 - November 3-4 - A rare November thunderstorm produced snow at Casper, WY.

    The Weather Channel

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