Friday, June 19, 2009

US20 In Wyoming: Casper

US Route 20 heads into Casper Wyoming, following both a “business” route, and also a “bypass” route. The business route heads directly into the city and is also known as the Yellowstone Highway, and as First Street in the heart of the city. It travels concurrent with the business routes for Routes 26 and 87. The bypass route is on the northern end of Casper and runs concurrent with bypass Routes 26 and 87, and I-25 as it skirts the city.

Casper sits at the foot of Casper Mountain, in the Laramie Mountain Range, with the North Platte River flowing around the city. It is the second largest city in Wyoming.

The city began as a frontier outpost called Fort Caspar, which was built during the mid-19th century to protect both mail and telegraph services. The city itself was founded long after the fort closed, and served as a railway stopping point. The city’s oil boom which started in the 1890s earned it the nickname ‘The Oil City.”

More information about the city can be found here:

The City of Casper

Casper Wyomomg Info Web Site

Casper Wyoming: A Great Place to Live - Video

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