Fort Bridger in Uinta County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Fort Bridger in 1889
In 1889, the date of this painting, the fort had but one year remaining in its existence as a United States military post. The following year, as a result of the vanishing frontier and the lack of a need for forts such as this one, the army abandoned Fort Bridger.
Location. 41° 19.086′ N, 110° 23.491′ 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 "New" Guardhouse & Sentry Box (within shouting distance of this marker); Officer's Quarters and Enlisted Men's Barracks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Digging Up the Past (about 300 feet away); Infantry Barracks (Museum) (about 300 feet away); Officer's Quarters (log) (about 300 feet away); Old Guardhouse (about 300 feet away); Post Commissary (about 300 feet away); Post Sun Dial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Bridger.
More about this marker. This marker is overlooking the parade grounds at 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 19, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 19, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.