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

School House, Milk House & Wash House

 
 
School House, Milk House & Wash House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
1. School House, Milk House & Wash House Marker
Inscription. As an indication of his wealth and influence William Carter provided three buildings not commonly available to the average person on the American frontier. The first frame building served the family as a private school. It measured a mere 11 feet 3 inches by 14 feet 3 inches. Here the six children of Judge Carter received their rudiments of education. The adjacent stone structure was a milk house, an 11 feet by 16 1/2 feet processing and storage facility for luxury dairy products. The third building, a wash house, a 20 feet 2 inches by 11 feet 5 inches frame affair, made it possible for the Carters to bath in relative comfort and also to have the servants do the wash. Inside this small edifice is a "washing machine," a new invention on the frontier. The wall of all these buildings rose less than 10 feet.
 
Erected by Lions Club, Lyman, WY.
 
Location. 41° 19.114′ N, 110° 23.396′ 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. Ice House, Warehouse and Mess Hall (here, next to this
School House, Milk House & Wash House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
2. School House, Milk House & Wash House Marker
The School House is in the front, the Milk House is on the left. On the right, beyond the School House, is the Wash House.
marker); The First School House in Wyoming (here, next to this marker); Post Traderís House (a few steps from this marker); The Post Trader's Store (a few steps from this marker); The Post Trader (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Bridger (within shouting distance of this marker); Carriage House, Stables and Chicken Coop (within shouting distance of this marker); Officer's Quarters and Enlisted Men's Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker). 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.
 
Categories. AgricultureEducationForts, Castles
 
School House (right) and Milk House (left) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
3. School House (right) and Milk House (left)
The Wash House is behind the milk house.
Interior of the School House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
4. Interior of the School House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 5 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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