Casper/Wyoming Top 10…

And here is the a definitive Top 10 list of Casper and Wyoming ‘fun’ facts; who says a Blog can’t be educational…?

  1. Ex-Vice President, Richard (Dick) Cheney and wife Lynne Cheney were reared in Casper. Yes, ‘reared’ as in cattle (the web’s word, not mine). I think it is rather apt. So check out these guys instead…
  2. In 1924 more oil was shipped by rail from Casper than any other place in the world.
  3. The Cutthroat Trout is the state fish of Wyoming. The state reptile is the Horned Toad. And the state dinosaur(!) is the Triceratops. Fascinating.
  4. Casper is nicknamed “The Oil City” and has a long history of oil boomtown and cowboy culture, dating back to development of the nearby Salt Creek Oil Field.
  5. Casper is the second largest city in Wyoming with a population of 55,000. That’s about the size of Loughborough, for those of you who tend to use the East Midlands as a scale reference point.
  6. The city proper was founded by developers as an anticipated stopping point during the expansion of the Wyoming Central Railway. Prior to that it was a trading post.
  7. The dialling code for Casper is ‘307’.
  8. According to the 2000 census, German descendents form the dominant part of the populus (24%), followed by ‘Others’ (typically Hispanic and Afro-American, according to my source…13%), English (12%, yay!) and Irish (11%).
  9. The basin Bison is the state logo and appears on the state flag.
  10. Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote in 1869.

And, you lucky people, two bonus facts…

  1. Wyoming has the lowest population (576,412) of all 50 United States.
  2. I’m going to Casper, Wyoming!

Author: Christopher Aiden-Lee Jackson

I am Professor of Basin Analysis @imperialcollege. I ❤️ 🏃🏿, 🚴🏿 and @basinsIC (⛏). I obsess about the tectono-stratigraphic development of sedimentary basins. Why? Because I'm hopeless at everything else.

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