Fort Bridger in Uinta County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Jim Bridger's original fort consisted of two pole stockades. One measured 100' x 100' and contained two log cabins at right angles to one another. Each cabin was divided into two rooms. The proprietors and their families split one cabin and the other housed the blacksmith/carpenter shop and the trade room. The other enclosure measured 100' x 80' and was used to corral the livestock at night to guard them against theft.
Fort Bridger was briefly occupied by the Mormons in the early 1850's. This reconstruction was based on diary accounts and made possible by a donation by former local resident and his wife, George V. and Phila Caldwell. It was built during 1985-6 and, according to archaelogical
Erected by Fort Bridger Historical Association.
Location. 41° 19.126′ N, 110° 23.603′ W. Marker is in Fort Bridger, Wyoming, in Uinta County. Marker can be reached from Business U.S. 80 near 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. The Road to Zion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mormon Wall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Guardhouse (about 300 feet away); Post Commissary (about 300 feet away); Women at the Trading Post (about 400 feet away); Digging Up the Past (about 400 feet away); Mormon Occupation (about 400 feet away); Infantry Barracks (Museum) (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Bridger.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of Fort Bridger Historic Site. Obtain a map at the entrance or museum.
Also see . . . The Oregon Trail: Fort Bridger - History Globe. Mormon settlement near Fort Bridger led to tensions between the Mormon authorities and the federal (Submitted on November 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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