Friday, September 23, 2011

Campbell County Wyoming Veterans Memorial, Gillette Wyoming

This is the monument to Campbell County residents who were killed in WWI, WWII, and the Korean War, reflecting the date the monument was erected.

This monument is located outside the old George Hopper library, which is now a public use building. It's located near the courthouse.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sheridan County War Memorial, Sheridan Wyoming

This is the all wars memorial in Sheridan County, Wyoming. As can be seen, the base of this monument was put in during 1976, so the names on that part of the memorial only run through the Vietnam War. Located on the Sheridan County Courthouse's lawn, the accompanying courthouse wall has bronze markers for all US wars.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

USS Colorado Memorial, Colorado State Capitol

Colorado Civil War Memorial, Denver Colorado


This memorial to Colorado units raised for the Civil War is located on the grounds of the Colorado Capitol. The statue depicts a cavalryman, although if you look closely you can observe that he's wearing Spanish style spurs, not Army issue spurs, reflecting his Western origin.

Natronan County High School Vietnam War Memorial, Natrona County Library

This memorial, in the Natrona County Wyoming public library, lists the names of Natrona County High School alumni killed during the Vietnam War. The memorial consists of a photograph of Natrona County High School and the names of the servicemen.

St. Anthony's Parishoner's World War Two Memorial

This photograph depicts the St. Anthony's World War Two parishioner's memorial, listing the names of those member of the Parish killed during World War Two.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

115th Cavalry Regiment Armory Monument, Casper Wyoming

This unusual monument commerates the 115th Cavalry Regiment's armory in Casper, Wyoming. The Wyoming Army National Guard armory was built in 1930 and was one of several housing individual units of the National Guard's 115th Cavalry Regiment. After the Korean War the unit later housed the HHB 3d Bn 49th FA until some date in the 1970s. The building then passed into the ownership of Casper College, and it was ultimately torn down in 1987. This monument stands in a park where party of the armory's grounds were located.

Photographs of the armory are also located here. More about the 115th Cavalry Regiment, which was federalized in 1940 and served in World War Two, can be found on the Society of the Military Horse website, a link to which is provided in our link list.

Photographs of the armory coming down are provided below.

Monday, September 12, 2011

USS Barbel, SS316, Submarine Memorial, Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery, Natrona County, Wyoming

This is a memorial to the USS Barbel, a lost submarine from World War Two. The memorial is located at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery south of Evansville, Wyoming.

The memorial is a surprising one for a Wyoming memorial, and I don't know what, if any, connection this submarine had with the state.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Richard's Bridge Cemetary Mausoleum, Evansville Wyoming

This mausoleum was built when at least part of the cemetery of the military post at Richards Bridge was located at the time Evansville, Wyoming built a water plant near the river. The former location of the Frontier Era bridge across the North Platte had not been precisely known up until that time. When three bodies, believed to be the bodies of two soldiers and one woman, were disinterred they were reburied here, on the grounds of the Evansville grade school. The school grounds were the only nearby public land at the time.

This creates a very odd situation in a variety of ways and the mausoleum is not well maintained. While worse fates could exists than spending eternity near a grade school, it is generally the case that the Army has recovered the lost remains of Frontier Era soldiers when they were located, and it would seem that moving these victims of Frontier conditions would be a positive thing to do.

Mills Memorial Park, Mills Wyoming

The Mills Memorial Park commemorates Lt. Caspar Collins, who was killed in the 1865 Battle of Platte Bridge Station, and the bridge and Mormon ferry that was located about 1.5 miles from the park.