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    Perhaps the most recognizable landmark in downtown Casper, the 177-foot Wells Fargo tower was constructed in 1968. Wells Fargo announced in 2016 that the tower was deteriorating and posed a public safety hazard, but eventually pledged to restore the structure rather than demolish it. 

      On May 16, 1986, David and Doris Young entered Cokeville Elementary School with a gasoline bomb, a variety of rifles and handguns, David's philosophical writings and demands for $300 million in ransom. They held 154 students, teachers and staff hostage for three hours before Doris accidental…

      A downtown Casper staple since 1934, the Wonder Bar was closed in October 2016 and reopened in August 2017 after being completely gutted and remodeled. It opened again for a time before closing down for good in February 2019. Here are some photos from the watering hole's early days. 

      Mountain View, University Park and Willard elementary schools, along with Frontier Middle School, closed for good in 2018. Here's a look at years' past from the Star-Tribune's photo archive, housed at the Casper College Western History Center. 

      The Little Man Mine claim, on Heaths Peak in the Pedro Mountains about 60 miles southwest of Casper, is possibly the discovery site of the Pedro Mountain Mummy.


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