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

Commanding Officer's Quarters.

1884-1890

 
 
Commanding Officer's Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
1. Commanding Officer's Quarters Marker
Caption: Major General and Mrs. T.W. Anderson, (far right) with family and friends relaxing on the porch of the newly constructed Quarters. General Anderson commanded Fort Bridger during the years 1883 - 1884.
Inscription.  This structure was of frame construction and completed in 1884 during a period of extensive improvement at the Post. It supplanted the old log Commanding Officers Quarters which had been in use since 1850.
After the abandonment of Fort Bridger in 1890, the building was sold and move to a new location a short distance northeast.
The structure subsequently served as a hotel for several years.
 
Erected by Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
 
Location. 41° 19.013′ N, 110° 23.423′ 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. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Commanding Officer's Quarters. (here, next to this marker); The Carter Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Sun Dial (within shouting
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distance of this marker); 1st Commanding Officer's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincoln Highway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Officer's Quarters (log) (about 500 feet away); Officer's Quarters and Enlisted Men's Barracks (about 500 feet away); Fort Bridger in 1889 (about 500 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.
 
Commanding Officer's Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
2. Commanding Officer's Quarters Marker
This marker is on the left in the shadow of the tree.
Commanding Officer's Quarters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
3. Commanding Officer's Quarters
Commanding Officer's Quarters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
4. Commanding Officer's Quarters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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