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

The Carter Cemetery

 
 
The Carter Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
1. The Carter Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The decedents re-interred here in 1933 represent a very significant cross section of those individuals whose name and contributions will ever be associated with Fort Bridger's early day history. Of particular interest are......
"Uncle Jack" (John) Robertson - an early mountain trapper who came to the vicinity in the 1830s and remained until his death. A colorful local character, it is said he was instrumental in convincing Jim Bridger of the wisdom of establishing a trading post on the Black's Fork.
Virginia Bridger Hahn - born at Fort Bridger on July 4, 1849, daughter of the intrepid Jim Bridger by his second wife, a Ute Indian.
"Judge" William Alexander Carter - who came to Fort Bridger with the United States Army in 1857; stayed to become a merchant-sutler; and with his family and associates went on to establish one of the most extensive business enterprises in Wyoming Territory.
This Cemetery was established on the Fort grounds through the efforts of William A. Carter, Jr. and The Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
 
Erected by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
 
Location. 41° 18.993′ N, 110° 23.412′ W. Marker is in Fort Bridger, Wyoming, in Uinta County. Marker can be
The Carter Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
2. The Carter Cemetery Marker
reached from Business U.S. 80 near Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch 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. Commanding Officer's Quarters. (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Commanding Officer's Quarters. (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Sun Dial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st Commanding Officer's Quarters (about 300 feet away); The Lincoln Highway (about 400 feet away); Officer's Quarters (log) (about 600 feet away); Officer's Quarters and Enlisted Men's Barracks (about 600 feet away); The Post Trader (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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