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

Old Fort Bridger

Pioneer Trading Post

 
 
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By Bryan R. Bauer, September 22, 2010
1. Old Fort Bridger Marker
Inscription.  The fort was established about 1842 by Jim Bridger discoverer of Great Salt Lake; notable pioneer, trapper, fur trader, scout and guide. Bridger was born at Richmond, Virginia, March 17, 1804 and died at Westport, Missouri, July 17, 1881. His unerring judgement regarding problems of trappers, traders, soldiers, emigrants and gold-seekers, bordered on the miraculous, and his advice was universally in demand in the early history of this state.

Bridger has been prominently recognized as America's greatest frontiersman and the west's most gifted scout.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationForts and CastlesIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is March 17, 1925.
 
Location. 41° 19.108′ N, 110° 23.352′ W. Marker is in Fort Bridger, Wyoming, in Uinta County. Marker is on Business Interstate 80 near Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Bridger WY 82933, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Bridger (within shouting distance of this marker); Jim Bridger (within shouting distance
Old Fort Bridger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 22, 2010
2. Old Fort Bridger Marker
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of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Bridger (within shouting distance of this marker); The Post Trader's Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Post Trader (within shouting distance of this marker); Ice House, Warehouse and Mess Hall (within shouting distance of 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Bridger.
 
Overview of Fort Bridger image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 22, 2010
3. Overview of Fort Bridger
Overview of Fort Bridger image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 22, 2010
4. Overview of Fort Bridger
Overview of Fort Bridger image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 22, 2010
5. Overview of Fort Bridger
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 5, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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