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

Fort Bridger in 1889

 
 
Fort Bridger in 1889 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
1. Fort Bridger in 1889 Marker
Inscription. Above is a copy of a watercolor of Fort Bridger done by Merritt D. Houghton (1845-1918), known for his historic illustrations of Wyoming towns, ranches and mines. The view is toward the south and the Uinta Mountains.

In 1889, the date of this painting, the fort had but one year remaining in its existence as a United States military post. The following year, as a result of the vanishing frontier and the lack of a need for forts such as this one, the army abandoned Fort Bridger.
 
Location. 41° 19.086′ N, 110° 23.491′ 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 "New" Guardhouse & Sentry Box (within shouting distance of this marker); Officer's Quarters and Enlisted Men's Barracks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Digging Up the Past (about 300 feet away); Infantry Barracks (Museum) (about 300 feet away); Officer's Quarters (log) (about 300 feet away);
Fort Bridger in 1889 Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
2. Fort Bridger in 1889 Marker (detail)
Key: Arrow ➚ Points to Your Present Location; 1 - Oregon Trail; 2 - Groshon Creek; 3 - Hostler's Quarters; 4 - Quartermaster's Stables; 5,6* - Storehouses; 7 - Citizen Hotel; 8 - Billiard Hall; 9* - Post Trader's Complex; 10* - Officer's Quarters and Officer's Row; 11 - Officer's Quarters; 12 - Band Shell; 13* - Commanding Officer's Quarters; 14 - Hospital Complex; 15 - Adjutant's Quarters; 16 - Pump House, Water Tank; 17 - Ice House; 18 - Laundress Quarters; 19,20,21,22,23,24 - Barracks; 25 - Parade Grounds; 26* - New Guardhouse; 27* - Commissary; 28* - Shops; 29* - Old Commissary; 30* Old Guardhouse; 31 - Magazine-Arsenal; 32 - Laundress Quarters; 33 - Bakery; 34 - Laundress Quarters; 35 - Little Blacks Fork; 36 - Sawmill; 37 - Fuel Storehouse; 38 - Blacksmith Shop; * Indicates a structure still existing, restored and/or presently used as a museum.
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Old Guardhouse (about 300 feet away); Post Commissary (about 300 feet away); Post Sun Dial (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Bridger.
 
More about this marker. This marker is overlooking the parade grounds at Fort Bridger Historic Site. Obtain a map at the entrance or museum.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Fort Bridger in 1889 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
3. Fort Bridger in 1889 Marker
Map of Fort Bridger Historic Site image. Click for full size.
Fort Bridger Historic Site brochure
4. Map of Fort Bridger Historic Site
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 3 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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