Fort Bridger Travel Blog› entry 29 of 90 › view all entries
March 20th, 2010 – by: esterrene
It was an out post for travelers to resupply before continuing west, it was an Army Fort twice during the Utah war and civil war, and a Mormon Fort for a few short years between. Though most of the original buildings are gone, several still remain. Including Wyoming's first school building! Today the Fort is one of Wyoming's preserved historical sites and cultural parks.
I decided to stop by and see the old fort since I was heading East and didn't have a specific schedule to follow. I am guessing that I arrived during the off season since there was no one around to talk to about the fort. A bit of a bummer, but I went on inside anyway. There were many plaques with plenty of information explaining the purpose of each remaining building and the family that ran the post for several years, even when the army left. interestingly there were also plaques with information written in Braille. Sadly, however, none of the buildings were open due to the off season :(:(
Still I had a great time exploring! There were a couple of gorgeous victorian era houses on the premises and a few interesting grave stone. One in particular was for an old dog that was well loved by the whole town for his heroic loyalty!
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