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

Fort Bridger

 
 
Fort Bridger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 22, 2010
1. Fort Bridger Marker
Inscription.  
Established
As a Trading Post in 1843
U. S. Military Post
On the Overland Trail
June 10, 1858 to October 6, 1890

This monument erected by
a few interested residents of the
Community in the year
1914

 
Erected 1914 by Citizens of Fort Bridger.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationForts or CastlesRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Overland Trail series list.
 
Location. 41° 19.1′ N, 110° 23.331′ W. Marker is in Fort Bridger, Wyoming, in Uinta County. Marker is at the intersection of Business Interstate 80 and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Interstate 80Business . The obelisk with the marker is just south of the statue of Jim Bridger. 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. Jim Bridger (here, next to this marker); Old Fort Bridger (within shouting distance of this marker); a different
Fort Bridger Marker and Obelisk image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 22, 2010
2. Fort Bridger Marker and Obelisk
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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); School House, Milk House & Wash House (about 300 feet away); The First School House in Wyoming (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Bridger.
 
Obelisk with Fort Bridger in Background image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 22, 2010
3. Obelisk with Fort Bridger in Background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 760 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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