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

Post Traderís House

 
 
Post Traderís House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
1. Post Traderís House Marker
Inscription. Judge Carter began building his home in 1858 and continually added onto it as his family grew and his status improved. The house was a frame structure with board and batten siding. Two bay windows flanked the front porch. The Carterís boasted one of the largest libraries in the region, and enjoyed several conveniences found in fine Eastern residences of the period. For this reason noted scientists, generals, railroad executives and other distinguished travelers welcomed an invitation to the house. A President of the United States and Mark Twain even visited the residence in its hayday (sic). Unfortunately, a fire destroyed the historic structure in the early 1930's.
 
Erected by Lions Club, Lyman, WY.
 
Location. 41° 19.109′ N, 110° 23.409′ 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 First School House in Wyoming (a few steps from this marker); School House, Milk House & Wash House (a few steps from this marker); Ice House, Warehouse and Mess Hall
Post Traderís House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
2. Post Traderís House Marker
(a few steps from this marker); The Post Trader's Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Post Trader (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); Fort Bridger (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. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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