Casper - Natron County - State Founding

Casper - Natron County - State Founding (HM1Q9H)

Location: Casper, WY 82604 Natrona County
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N 42° 50.17', W 106° 22.339'

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On April 9, 1889, application was made to have the town of Casper incorporated. John Merritt made the application in Rawlins, Wyoming since Casper was in Carbon County at that time. On July 8, 1889, Casper was incorporated and George Mitchell was elected as the town's first Mayor.

The first act to separate Natrona county from Carbon County was presented to the Wyoming legislature in 1888. The county was officially organized on April 8 1890. Natrona County derives its name from the mineral, natron, which is carbonate of soda.

The Territory of Wyoming was formed on July 25, 1868, after separating from the Territory of Dakota. In 1869, the first Territorial Legislature passed the first Woman's Suffrage Bill in the Union, thus allowing women in Wyoming the right to vote. Wyoming became a state on July 10, 1890. The word, Wyoming, comes from a Delaware Indian word meaning "Upon the Great Plain.
HM NumberHM1Q9H
Placed ByNatrona County Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 1:05pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 387847 N 4743534
Decimal Degrees42.83616667, -106.37231667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 50.17', W 106° 22.339'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 50' 10.2" N, 106° 22' 20.34" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20 Fort Caspar Rd, Casper WY 82604, US
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