"Fort Bridger State Historic Site" Fort Bridger by Yaqui
Fort Bridger Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 42 photos
Fort Bridger began as a simple trading post established by Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez in 1843 to service the emigrants as a supply stop along the Oregon Trail. It was obtained by the Mormons in the early 1850's and then became a military outpost in 1858. It very location was essential to the western expansions of mountain men, Indians, emigrants, Pony Express, overland stage, the Union, and the U.S. Army.
It remained U.S. government property until 1890. It was later abondon and many of the buildings where sold and moved off. Then in 1933 is was dedicated as a historical landmark and museum.
- Pros:A wonderful learning tool and reminder of the hardships of our soldiers and pioneers.
- Cons:Sadly many structures were lost.
- In a nutshell:A great place to spend a relaxing day.
The marker reads: Fort Bridger Established in 1858 As a military post Aslo Pony Express Station And on the Old Oregon... more travel advice
This wagon belonged to Judge W. A. Carter, a pioneer rancher. It nicely covered under a cover to keep it... more travel advice
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