Fort Bridger in Uinta County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The Post Trader
After William's death on November 7, 1881, Mary E. Carter assumed her husband's position and carried on the empire he began in 1857. With Fort Bridger's abandonment in 1890, Mary became the caretaker until the government auctioned off the buildings in 1895. The Carter family maintained the family business through the early Twentieth Century. Judge and Mrs. Carter's contributions
Erected by Lions Club, Lyman, WY.
Location. 41° 19.102′ N, 110° 23.389′ 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. 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. The Post Trader's Store (here, next to this marker); Fort Bridger (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); Post Trader’s House (within shouting distance of this marker); Carriage House, Stables and Chicken Coop (within shouting distance of this marker); Officer's Quarters (log) (within shouting distance of this marker). 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.
Also see . . . Carter, William A. (William Alexander), 1818-1881 - Social Network and Archival Context. William A. Carter, born in Virginia, a soldier and sutler in Florida during the Seminole wars, later a Missouri settler and an 1850 overland emigrant to California, came to Fort Bridger in 1857 with the Utah Expedition, remaining the rest of his life as sutler and post trader. At Fort Bridger, in addition to his business as a trader provisioning emigrants traveling overland, Carter was active in mining, lumbering, and ranching. He also served in a number of public offices, including that of Probate Judge, and unsuccessfully solicited an appointment as Wyoming Territory's first governor. After his death in 1881, and until 1890, the business was carried on by his widow, Mary E. Carter, and their children. (Submitted on November 18, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 160 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 18, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.