Sunday, May 24, 2015

Highland Cemetary, Casper Wyoming

This Spanish American War era artillery piece is in a portion of Casper Wyoming's Highland Cemetery that has several features dedicated to war veterans. This dedication was placed in this location in the early 1950s at the latest, and the graves in the location are generally those of World War One, or Spanish American War, veterans. Benches were placed in this location in the early 1950s by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the War Mothers organization.

For those with an interest in artillery, the model and size of this artillery piece, which is indicated as being 3.2 in, Model of 1897, is stamped here, although you'll have to enlarge the photographs in order to see the information.

Data regarding this artillery piece is stamped here, on the muzzle, but you will have to enlarge the photograph in order to be able to read it.

Updated on May 23, 2015.

Tombstone noting service in the 817 Dept Aero Squadron during  World War One.

Marker noting service in the 1st Colorado Infantry during The Spanish American War.

Marker noting service in the 157th Aero Squadron during World War One.

Marker of the old military pattern noting service in the 2nd U.S. Volunteer Cavalry during the Spanish American War.  The 2nd U.S. Vol Cav was raised in Wyoming.  It did not deploy everseas, in part because a severe train accident injured and killed a signficant number of its troopers en route to Florida.

Marker noting this veteran's service as a Horseshoer in the Field Artillery.

Marker noting this veteran's service as a Cook in the 24th Infantry during the Civil War.

Marker noting this trooper's service in the Army during the Spanish American War and World War One.

Marker noting this veteran's service in Co. F, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery during the Civil War.

Marker noting Civil War service.

Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetary, Natrona County Wyoming

The memorial depicted above is located at this veterans' cemetery, and is dedicated to a US submarine lost with all hands during World War Two. I do not know that the submarine had any connection with Wyoming, and finding the memorial there was a bit of a surprise.

This bridge crosses the North Platte River just below the cemetery, and has a series of memorials on the north side, which can be seen here and in the photographs below. The bridge is very near where Richards Bridge, a pioneer bridge with a trading post and an Army outpost, was located in the 19th Century.


The following photographs were taken on May 23, 2015, when this cemetery was decorated for Memorial Day, 2015.