Platte Bridge Cemetery

Platte Bridge Cemetery (HM1Q3R)

Location: Casper, WY 82604 Natrona County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 50.188', W 106° 22.21'

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You may be surprised that no one is buried under these stone markers. They represent some of the soldiers who died while stationed at Platte Bridge Station (Fort Caspar). The army removed the bodies originally located here and reinterred them at Fort D. A. Russell in 1899.

In 1926, members of the Civilian Conservation Corps unearthed three skeletons while working at this site. These bodies were reburied under the large monument to your left.

It is almost certain that other people are buried on the fort grounds. During the days of the great emigration along the Oregon Trail, this area served as a pioneer cemetery.
HM NumberHM1Q3R
Year Placed1988
Placed ByNatrona County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, December 17th, 2015 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 388023 N 4743565
Decimal Degrees42.83646667, -106.37016667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 50.188', W 106° 22.21'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 50' 11.28" N, 106° 22' 12.6" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16 Fort Caspar Rd, Casper WY 82604, US
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