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

Fort Bridger

 

—Carter Military Road —

 
Fort Bridger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
1. Fort Bridger Marker
Inscription.
Established 1858
As a Military Post
Also
Pony Express
Station
An on the
Old Oregon Trail

 
Erected by Pony Express Trail Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 41° 19.112′ N, 110° 23.379′ 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 Post Trader's Store (a few steps from this marker); The Post Trader (a few steps from this marker); Ice House, Warehouse and Mess Hall (a few steps from this marker); School House, Milk House & Wash House (within shouting distance of this marker); The First School House in Wyoming (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Fort Bridger (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Trader’s House (within shouting distance of this marker); Carriage House, Stables and Chicken Coop (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Bridger.
 
More about this marker.
Fort Bridger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
2. Fort Bridger Marker
Pony Express stake on the right, Cater Military post on the left.
This marker is located on the grounds of Fort Bridger Historic Site. Obtain a map at the entrance or museum.
 
Also see . . .  Carter Military Road - U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. Ashley Valley residents were concerned about their safety after Custer's defeat in 1876, and the recent fighting in western Colorado. In 1881, Fort Thornburgh was established at the mouth of Ashley Canyon, just northwest of Vernal. The army's mission was to keep the Utes on the reservation. The fort's location was uncomfortably remote... During the summer of 1881, General George Crook inspected the old Lodgepole Trail across the Uinta Mountains that had been used by the Uinta Utes. Crook approved this route over an alternate trail as the supply route to the garrison at Fort Thornburgh. (Submitted on November 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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"Fort Bridger / Station Site / Pony Express / Trail 1860-1861" stake image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
3. "Fort Bridger / Station Site / Pony Express / Trail 1860-1861" stake
"Carter Military Road / 1881-1884" post image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
4. "Carter Military Road / 1881-1884" post
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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