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

The Mormon Wall

 
 
The Mormon Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
1. The Mormon Wall Marker
Inscription. On August 3, 1855 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints concluded arrangements for the purchase of Fort Bridge from Louis Vasquez, partner of James Bridger, for $3,000. Final payment was made October 18, 1858. A cobblestone wall was erected in the Fall of 1855, replacing Bridger's stockade. A few additional log house were built within the fort. The place was evacuated and burned on approach of Johnston's army September 27, 1857. A portion of the wall is here preserved. In 1855 Fort Supply was established by Brigham Young six miles south where crops were raised for the emigrants .
 
Erected 1933 by Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association marker series.
 
Location. 41° 19.08′ N, 110° 23.59′ W. Marker is in Fort Bridger, Wyoming, in Uinta County. Marker is on Business U.S. 80 near Main Street. 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. Post Commissary (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Guardhouse (within shouting distance
The Mormon Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
2. The Mormon Wall Marker
of this marker); Women at the Trading Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Mormon Occupation (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Bridger: A Trading Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Digging Up the Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Infantry Barracks (Museum) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Road to Zion (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 . . .  When the United States Went to War Against the Mormons -. It sounds outlandish now, but the United States went to war with Mormons in the late 1850s. United States troops descended on the Utah Territory in 1857 due to growing concerns about actions carried out by the religious group and worries of sedition. (Submitted on November 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Additional keywords.
The Ruins of Fort Bridger image. Click for full size.
By Wyoming Tales and Trails, circa 1858
3. The Ruins of Fort Bridger
'The Mormon War'
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesRoads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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