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Local D.A.R. members to rededicate century old Oregon Trail Marker Sunday

 The monument that will be rededicated at Mills Memorial Park Sunday.
The monument that will be rededicated at Mills Memorial Park Sunday. (KCWY)
Published: Jul. 3, 2020 at 6:06 PM CDT
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100 years ago the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a monument at the location on the Oregon Trail where Caspar Collins died.

This weekend the Fort Caspar Chapter of the D.A.R. will rededicate the monument 100 years to the day it was placed.

Though Mills Memorial Park is not the original location, the monument has been there since the 1980s. The rededication will be performed by descendants of D.A.R. members who were there in 1920. One descendant said it's about showing the younger generations that might not know about this history, where we came from.

"100 years ago they were commemorating this guy and showing how important it was to our community history. So now that it's still here, again, just remind younger generations that yes, this is where we come from, this is kind of our part of Casper," said D.A.R. Fort Caspar Chapter member, Kristen Trumbull.

The ceremony will be at Mills Memorial Park on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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