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

The Lincoln Highway

 

—Orange and Black Garage Camp Cabins —

 
The Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
1. The Lincoln Highway Marker
Inscription.
In 1928, the Boy Scouts erected 2,400 of these monuments to commemorate the first Coast to Coast Highway from New York to San Francisco.
We dedicate this monument to the memory of Mr. Albino Fillin of Fort Bridger who though to save it for future generations.
A special thanks to Mr. Floyd Fillin for donating this monument to us. It is thoughtful persons such as these that help to preserve our heritage.
1999
Wyoming Chapter
Lincoln Highway Association
Pat Turner - Eagle Scout

 
Erected 1999 by Lincoln Highway Association, Wyoming Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
 
Location. 41° 19.056′ N, 110° 23.396′ W. Marker is in Fort Bridger, Wyoming, in Uinta County. Marker is on 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. 1st Commanding Officer's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Officer's Quarters (log) (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Sun Dial
The Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
2. The Lincoln Highway Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Post Trader (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Post Trader's Store (about 300 feet away); Commanding Officer's Quarters. (about 300 feet away); Officer's Quarters and Enlisted Men's Barracks (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Commanding Officer's Quarters. (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Bridger.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located near the entrance of Fort Bridger Historic Site. Obtain a map at the entrance or museum.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lincoln Highway News. The cabins, with carports, were an extension of the Rocheford Hotel in an attempt to serve travelers who wanted less formal accommodations... The contractor told me he was able to use abour 90 percent of the original building material. The registration office is a complete reconstruction as it was destroyed by fire some 20 years ago. (Submitted on November 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Cabin Camp Project, Seeking Lost Tourist Cabins.
Orange and Black Garage Camp Cabins image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
3. Orange and Black Garage Camp Cabins
In the 1920s and 1930s between the days of auto camping on unauthorized sites or municipal parks, and the development of modern motels in the 1950s, tourist cabins provided simple overnight accommodations for motor travelers along the Lincoln Highway. From the tiny cabins with bunks without indoor plumbing, to the luxury cabins with steam heat and upholstered furniture, travelers were charged from $1 per night up to $2.50 or more. Some cabins included bedding, dishes, and tableware for an additional 50 cents. Finding clean cabins was the main goal for tourists in this era. (Submitted on November 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

3. Auto Camping and the Lincoln Highway - Aurora, Illinois. As municipal auto-camps grew in popularity, they became overcrowded and noisy and sponsors had difficulty keeping them maintained. By the mid-1920’s, camps began to impose daily fees to pay for added facilities and screen out any campers who were unlikely to spend dollars at local businesses. Now able to compete for tourist dollars, private cabin camps that provided travelers with all the comforts of home including bedding, electricity, heating, and kitchenettes grew in number. Although the cabins were hardly big enough for a bed... (Submitted on November 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Orange and Black Garage Camp Cabins image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
4. Orange and Black Garage Camp Cabins
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
5. Orange and Black Garage Camp Cabins
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
6. Orange and Black Garage Camp Cabins
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
7. Orange and Black Garage Camp Cabins
Orange and Black Garage Camp Cabins, the rooms image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
8. Orange and Black Garage Camp Cabins, the rooms
Orange and Black Garage Camp Cabins, the rooms image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
9. Orange and Black Garage Camp Cabins, the rooms
Orange and Black Garage Camp Cabins, the rooms image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
10. Orange and Black Garage Camp Cabins, the rooms
Orange and Black Garage Camp Cabins, the facilities image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
11. Orange and Black Garage Camp Cabins, the facilities
WPA Outhouse, circa 1940 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
12. WPA Outhouse, circa 1940
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on November 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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