Old Fort Bridger
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 41° 19.108 W 110° 23.352
12T E 551121 N 4574290
Fort Bridger was a key re-supply point for the Pony Express and all of the emigrant trails through Wyoming.
Waymark Code: WM9WGQ
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 10/05/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 13

The marker is inscribed:
Old Fort Bridger
Pioneer Trading Post
The fort was established about 1842 by Jim Bridger discoverer of Great Salt Lake; notable pioneer, trapper, fur trader, scout and guide. Bridger was born at Richmond, Virginia, March 17, 1804 and died at Westport, Missouri, July 17, 1881. His unerring judgement regarding problems of trappers, traders, soldiers, emigrants and gold-seekers, bordered on the miraculous, and his advice was universally in demand in the early history of this state.

Bridger has been prominently recognized as America's greatest frontiersman and the west's most gifted scout.
Marker Name: Old Fort Bridger

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information:
The Fort grounds are open 8:00AM to dusk year-round. The Museum operates on a more restricted schedule, generally 9:00 to 4:30, but may not be open every day and is closed from November through April. Call (307) 782-3842 verify hours of operation.

Marker Number: UT0001C.02

Web link(s) for additional information: [Web Link]

Group Responsible for Placement: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please post a photo of you OR your GPS at the marker location. Also if you know of any additional links not already mentioned about this bit of Wyoming history please include that in your log.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Wyoming Historical Markers
Nearest Geocaches
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Desafio visited Old Fort Bridger 05/19/2024 Desafio visited it
BFin visited Old Fort Bridger 05/30/2016 BFin visited it
find waldo visited Old Fort Bridger 06/20/2015 find waldo visited it
gmarkusic visited Old Fort Bridger 09/17/2014 gmarkusic visited it
MeanderingMonkeys visited Old Fort Bridger 07/23/2012 MeanderingMonkeys visited it
brwhiz visited Old Fort Bridger 04/24/2012 brwhiz visited it
Mom the Cook & cashnhubby visited Old Fort Bridger 06/02/2011 Mom the Cook & cashnhubby visited it

View all visits/logs