"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 and Cons
  • 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.
  • Intro Updated Aug 27, 2009
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Another interesting page!

  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2010 at 5:21 AM

    Very much I like the tip about Fort Bridger Pony Express Monument!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    What a great description of the area. It is not what it used to be in stature, but had a name in its time. Great pictures.

  • Ewingjr98's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    This is a great little page. I love historic forts from different eras that provide a window into our past.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    This is marvelous, Dee. Are not not in awe of historic-minded people who preserve? Such great information which I truly relished reading and seeing.

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2009 at 8:42 AM

    Commanders quarters looks like a fantastic place. Like the building ;-)

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2009 at 4:02 AM

    Great info!

  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2009 at 8:05 PM

    Fort Bridger seems to be full of history. It is truly amazing that some structures are still intact. Many were lost, but that is understandable due to many years that it was abandoned. Thanks for sharing the fact.

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