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

Carriage House, Stables and Chicken Coop

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
1. Carriage House, Stables and Chicken Coop Marker
Inscription. This set of buildings completed the holdings of the Post Trader. The first board and batten building with the large double doors served as the carriage house. Judge Carter owned several animal-drawn vehicles which lent an air of wealth to the isolated frontier outpost. He also constructed a stable next to the carriage house for his teams, as well as for use by the Pony Express for the little more than a year that this service kept a station at Fort Bridger. A tack room connected to the stables, as did a crude low wooden shelter for such stock as milk and beef cows. Adjacent to this shelter is the frame chicken coop. The Carriage House is the largest of these buildings at 21 feet by 16 feet 3 inches while the enclosed stable measures 12 feet 9 inches by nearly 16 feet. None of these structures stand more than 10 feet high.
 
Erected by Lions Club, Lyman, WY.
 
Location. 41° 19.126′ N, 110° 23.407′ W. Marker is in Fort Bridger, Wyoming, in Uinta County. Marker can be reached from 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 First School House in Wyoming (within shouting
Carriage House, Stables and Chicken Coop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
2. Carriage House, Stables and Chicken Coop Marker
The Carriage House, Pony Express Sables and Tack Room (left to right).
distance of this marker); School House, Milk House & Wash House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ice House, Warehouse and Mess Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Traderís House (within shouting distance of this marker); Grave of Thornburgh, the Dog (within shouting distance of this marker); "Thornburgh" was a dog... (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Bridger (within shouting distance of this marker); The Post Trader's Store (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Bridger.
 
Regarding Carriage House, Stables and Chicken Coop. This marker is located on the grounds of Fort Bridger Historic Site. Obtain a map at the entrance or museum.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesIndustry & Commerce
 
Carriage House, Stables and Chicken Coop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
3. Carriage House, Stables and Chicken Coop Marker
Chicken Coop on the right.
W.A. Carter's Freight Wagon image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
4. W.A. Carter's Freight Wagon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 19, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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