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“named after 2nd Lieutenant Caspar Collins!”
Fort Casper was a military post of the United States Army in present-day Wyoming, named after 2nd Lieutenant Caspar Collins, a U.S. Army officer who was killed in the 1865 Battle of the Platte Bridge Station against the Lakota and Cheyenne. Originally founded in 1859 along the banks of the North Platte River as a trading post and toll bridge on the Oregon Trail, the post was later taken over by the Army and named Platte Bridge Station to protect emigrants and the telegraph line against raids from Lakota and Cheyenne in the ongoing wars between those nations and the United States. The site of the fort, near the intersection of 13th Street and Wyoming Boulevard in Casper, Wyoming, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is now owned and operated by the City of Casper as the Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site.
A fine local historical museum with a good mix of outside locations and inside exhibits. Set right on the river outside of Casper and Mills WY and along local walking/biking trails. A small fee.... Read more
What a wonderful historic site! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I was particularly taken with the fact the buildings are exactly sited where they were originally. We went to the Trails... Read more
Walked in to the visitor center portion of the fort and were greeted warmly. It only cost $4/ adult to see this great fort and museum about the area. The museum portion was very informative and... Read more
Fort Caspar Museum
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