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The Wyoming city of Casper sits on the site of the former Fort Caspar, which was a US Army post which was itself named in honor of Second Lieutenant Caspar Collins, who was killed in the Battle of the Platt Bridge Station, against the Lakota and Cheyenne in 1865. The town was supposed to be named Caspar, but due to a typo, it was given its current name. Situated at the foot of Casper Mountain in the Laramie Mountain Range, it is the second largest city in the state, following the state capital of Cheyenne. The Oil City, as it is nicknamed, was both an oil boomtown and home to a cowboy culture. It was founded in anticipation of the expansion of the Wyoming Central Railway and the hope was that the town would serve as a station and stopping point for many travelers.

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