Fort Bridger in Uinta County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
—Carter Military Road —
As a Military Post
An on the
Old Oregon Trail
Erected by Pony Express Trail Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 41° 19.112′ N, 110° 23.379′ 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. The Post Trader's Store (a few steps from this marker); The Post Trader (a few steps from this marker); Ice House, Warehouse and Mess Hall (a few steps from this marker); School House, Milk House & Wash House (within shouting distance of this marker); The First School House in Wyoming (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Fort Bridger (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Trader’s House Carriage House, Stables and Chicken Coop (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 . . . Carter Military Road - U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. Ashley Valley residents were concerned about their safety after Custer's defeat in 1876, and the recent fighting in western Colorado. In 1881, Fort Thornburgh was established at the mouth of Ashley Canyon, just northwest of Vernal. The army's mission was to keep the Utes on the reservation. The fort's location was uncomfortably remote... During the summer of 1881, General George Crook inspected the old Lodgepole Trail across the Uinta Mountains that had been used by the Uinta Utes. Crook approved this route over an alternate trail as the supply route to the garrison at Fort Thornburgh. (Submitted on November 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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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 228 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.