Fort Bridger in Uinta County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The Lincoln Highway
—Orange and Black Garage Camp Cabins —
We dedicate this monument to the memory of Mr. Albino Fillin of Fort Bridger who though to save it for future generations.
A special thanks to Mr. Floyd Fillin for donating this monument to us. It is thoughtful persons such as these that help to preserve our heritage.
Lincoln Highway Association
Pat Turner - Eagle Scout
Erected 1999 by Lincoln Highway Association, Wyoming Chapter.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
Location. 41° 19.056′ N, 110° 23.396′ W. Marker is in Fort Bridger, Wyoming, in Uinta County. Marker is on 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. 1st Commanding Officer's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Officer's Quarters (log) (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Sun Dial The Post Trader (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Post Trader's Store (about 300 feet away); Commanding Officer's Quarters. (about 300 feet away); Officer's Quarters and Enlisted Men's Barracks (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Commanding Officer's Quarters. (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Bridger.
More about this marker. This marker is located near the entrance of Fort Bridger Historic Site. Obtain a map at the entrance or museum.
Also see . . .
1. Lincoln Highway News. The cabins, with carports, were an extension of the Rocheford Hotel in an attempt to serve travelers who wanted less formal accommodations... The contractor told me he was able to use abour 90 percent of the original building material. The registration office is a complete reconstruction as it was destroyed by fire some 20 years ago. (Submitted on November 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Cabin Camp Project, Seeking Lost Tourist Cabins. (Submitted on November 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
3. Auto Camping and the Lincoln Highway - Aurora, Illinois. As municipal auto-camps grew in popularity, they became overcrowded and noisy and sponsors had difficulty keeping them maintained. By the mid-1920’s, camps began to impose daily fees to pay for added facilities and screen out any campers who were unlikely to spend dollars at local businesses. Now able to compete for tourist dollars, private cabin camps that provided travelers with all the comforts of home including bedding, electricity, heating, and kitchenettes grew in number. Although the cabins were hardly big enough for a bed... (Submitted on November 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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