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Monument will honor those who fought in the American Revolution and their WY descendants

Part of the outside that visitors can view on a trip to the Fort Caspar Museum in Casper, Wyo.
Part of the outside that visitors can view on a trip to the Fort Caspar Museum in Casper, Wyo.(KCWY)
Published: Jun. 1, 2022 at 11:42 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Release) - Casper has been chosen as the location for a monument in honor of the upcoming 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution. It recognizes those who fought for independence and their descendants who ended up in Wyoming today. It is the only “America250!” Monument in the state, and Fort Caspar Museum is honored to be site of its placement.

The dedication ceremony, which is open to the public, will occur in the parking lot of the Museum on Friday, June 3, 2022, at 5:30 pm and will include a few words by Casper’s mayor as well as special guests from around the state and as far away as Washington, D.C. The monument is sponsored by the Wyoming State Society of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), and the dedication coincides with the statewide conference being held in Casper. “America250!” monuments will be placed by the DAR in all 50 states and D.C.

If you are unable to attend the dedication, please stop by another time to see the marker in the Museum’s parking lot on the Monument Island. It joins numerous other markers dedicated to the emigrant trails and pioneers. The “America250!” bronze plaque is set into an impressive piece of Wyoming granite found on private land at the west end of Casper Mountain.

Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road in Casper. Call us at 307-235-8462 or visit our website fortcasparwyoming.com for more information

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