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The Bureau of Reclamation announced they will begin the annual filling of Alcova Reservoir on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Read on...
Nordic SkiingThe Casper Mountain Trails Center is located on Casper Mountain 8 miles South of Casper, Wyoming. The area encompasses approximately 42 kilometers of groomed cross country trails for both classical and skating styles of skiing.
2017 Eclipse Festival
On August 21, 2017, join scientists, photographers, eclipse chasers and thousands of residents from across the globe in a march to the Line of Totality in Casper. With an altitude over 5,000 feet and high probability of clear skies, our little Wyoming town will be one of the best places in the nation to view this celestial spectacle.
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Natrona County is 127 years strong on April 8, 2017!
"The commissioners appointed by Governor Warren took the oath of office on March 5, 1890, before R. H. Wilbur, a justice of the peace residing in Casper. Immediately after the oath of office was administered, the commissioners designated Casper, in the unorganized county of Natrona, as the place to hold its meetings. The first regular meeting of the new commissioners was held on the 5th day of March, 1890, at 4 o'clock p. m., in the office of the Wyoming Lumber company, George Mitchell being president of the lumber company, and the office was located where the Nicolaysen Lumber company yards are now located. At this meeting Bryant B. Brooks was chosen chairman of the board, George Mitchell, secretary, and F. H. Harvey was appointed attorney for the board.
The board ordered that an election be held within the unorganized county of Natrona, on the 8th day of April, 1890, for the purpose of electing all county and precinct officers of the said county of Natrona, and for the selection of a county seat for the said county.
This is text taken from History of Natrona County Wyoming 1888-1922 by Alfred James Mokler. Read the rest of the story at the Internet Archive website. You can download a version of this book. Thanks to Kevin Anderson, you can view photos of the original recordings and read about it in our founders' own words.