Fort Caspar's Pioneer and Military History

Rick Young talked about the history of the Fort Caspar and told the story of the 1865 Battle of Platte Bridge, in which 3,000 Native Americans attacked the… read more

Rick Young talked about the history of the Fort Caspar and told the story of the 1865 Battle of Platte Bridge, in which 3,000 Native Americans attacked the area. Fort Caspar was a United States Army military post built in 1859 to protect citizens and the telegraph lines against raids from the Lakota and Cheyenne nations.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Casper, Wyoming, from July 6-10 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter Communications local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments aired on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments aired on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

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Fort Caspar's Pioneer and Military History

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Program ID:
320485-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Casper, Wyoming, United States
First Aired:
Aug 16, 2014 | 8:34am EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Nov 25, 2016 | 2:49pm EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Aug 16, 2014 | 8:34am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 17, 2014 | 2:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 18, 2014 | 4:14am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 23, 2014 | 10:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 24, 2014 | 2:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 24, 2014 | 9:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 25, 2016 | 2:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 25, 2016 | 2:49pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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