Fort Bridger in Uinta County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
“Thornburgh” was a dog...
On several occasions Thornburgh distinguished himself by his heroic deeds including catching a commissary thief; warning a sentinel of marauding Indians; saving the life of a soldier in a knife fight and rescuing a small boy from drowning.
At Fort Bridger, Thornburgh became the devoted companion of a freighter, "Buck" Buchanan, and the favorite of many who frequented the Post. Thornburgh died September 27, 1888 as the result of being kicked by one of Buchanan's mules.
It is said that Thornburgh's master lies in a unmarked grave in the city cemetery at Salt Lake City.
Location. 41° 19.131′ N, 110° 23.436′ 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. Grave of Thornburgh, the Dog (here, next to this marker); Carriage House, Stables and Chicken Coop Post Traderís House (within shouting distance of this marker); The First School House in Wyoming (within shouting distance of this marker); School House, Milk House & Wash House (within shouting distance of this marker); Officer's Quarters and Enlisted Men's Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Ice House, Warehouse and Mess Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Officer's Quarters (log) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.