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Fort Bridger in Uinta County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Infantry Barracks (Museum)

 
 
Infantry Barracks (Museum) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
1. Infantry Barracks (Museum) Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1887, this building served as an infantry barracks, or housing for infantry troops stationed here. With an interior of wooden floors and plastered walls, it was a vast improvement over the rude log barracks in use since 1858. Shaped like an inverted capital 'T', the front part, or top of the 'T' measures 102' x 38' and faces the parade grounds. The majority of this section was a dormitory where a fifty-man company lived and slept. On the right side were three small shop rooms and a store room. On the left side there was another store room and rooms for the 1st Sergeant and an orderly. The rear portion measures 64' x 34' and held the kitchen, dining room , barbershop and washroom. Built of quarried stone, this is the largest of the remaining original buildings at Fort Bridger.
Only three years after this barracks was completed, the post was abandoned and local residents used this building as a barn. It was used as a barn for several more years than as a military barracks. In the mid 1900's, after the cows had been evicted, it was cleaned up and turned into a museum. Today, as the Fort Bridger State Museum, it houses several displays depicting the various different periods in Fort Bridger's colorful history.
 
Erected by Fort Bridger Historical Association.
 
Location.
Infantry Barracks (Museum) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
2. Infantry Barracks (Museum) Marker
This marker is on the left.
41° 19.069′ N, 110° 23.551′ W. Marker is in Fort Bridger, Wyoming, in Uinta County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Business Interstate 80 and Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Bridger WY 82933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Digging Up the Past (here, next to this marker); Post Commissary (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Guardhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Women at the Trading Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Bridger: A Trading Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Mormon Occupation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mormon Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); The "New" Guardhouse & Sentry Box (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Bridger.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of Fort Bridger State Park.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Fort Bridger Museum image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
3. Fort Bridger Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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