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

1st Commanding Officer's Quarters

 
 
1st Commanding Officer's Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
1. 1st Commanding Officer's Quarters Marker
Inscription. From 1858 to 1890 the area in the foreground was occupied by the log and frame structure shown in the photograph. The building was the fourth Officers' Quarters in a row of six constructed shortly after For Bridger was declared a military post in 1857. For sixteen years it served as the Commanding Officer's residence with frame extensions added in 1868 and 1873 to provide a kitchen, servants room, parlor and two bedrooms. A new frame Commanding Officer's Quarters was completed in 1884 after which this building was divided into an Officers' Quarters and into Court Martial and Military Board rooms.
 
Location. 41° 19.046′ N, 110° 23.42′ 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. Post Sun Dial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincoln Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Commanding Officer's Quarters. (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Commanding Officer's Quarters.
1st Commanding Officer's Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
2. 1st Commanding Officer's Quarters Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Officer's Quarters (log) (within shouting distance of this marker); Officer's Quarters and Enlisted Men's Barracks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Carter Cemetery (about 300 feet away); The Post Trader (about 400 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.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
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 119 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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