New Book Shares Casper’s Past -Authors Hold Local Book Signings April 20th
The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series is Casper from local authors Con Trumbull and Kem Nicolaysen. The book boasts more than 200 vintage and modern images chronicling the growth and change of this Wyoming city.
Authors Con Trumbull and Kem Nicolaysen both trace their roots to Casper's earliest days. They present views of early Casper history using photographs from the collections of the Fort Caspar Museum, Casper College Western History Center, members of the Natrona County Historical Society, their personal albums, and the members of the Casper community.
Spread along the North Platte River in central Wyoming, the city of Casper was established in 1888 near the site of old Fort Caspar. As a stop along the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad, Casper promptly became an important hub for the region's wool and beef industries. With the discovery of oil nearby soon after the town was founded, Casper was declared the "Oil Capital of the Rockies" and quickly expanded.
Since those early days, Casper has survived many booms and busts to become one of the largest cities in the state of Wyoming. The area is rich in history, from pioneer trails such as the Oregon, California Bozeman and Mormon Trails to early-day homesteaders. It has also remained central to Wyoming's politics and industry.
Casper today is a growing city with strong ties to agriculture, oil, gas and wind energy. The city has several museums with historical, fossil and art collections. Images of America: Casper allows readers to step back in time and view the history of this unique city.
Book Signings will take place:
Saturday, April 20th
at the Fort Caspar Museum from 10 – 12 p.m.
4001 Ft. Caspar Road in Casper
at Wind City Books from 1 – 3 p.m.
152 S Center Street in Casper
Both events are free and open to the public.
Books will be available for purchase.