Uprooted Magnolia

Fort Bridger

Posted in Photography by leahyetter on August 1, 2014

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Fort Bridger began as a fur trading outpost established in 1842 on Blacks Fork of the Green River. Later it became a vital resupply point for wagon trains on the Oregon Trail, California Trail and Mormon Trail. The Army established a military post here in 1858 during the Utah War. The post closed in 1890 and the town of Fort Bridger, Wyoming, remains near the fort and takes its name from it.
I stayed after sunset for a torchlight tour around the fort and enjoyed skits put on by enthusiastic volunteers in 19th century costumes. Good times! 🙂

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  1. Kevin said, on August 1, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Love your job!


  2. Lili said, on August 2, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Very cute picture, makes me think of childhood summer evenings.


  3. Laurie said, on August 3, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I’ll bet that was a sight to behold! Is that kind of like the skits they do in Lusk? By the time you’re done with this tour, you’re going to know more about this state than most people who have lived here all their lives! Enjoy and stay safe.


    • Cal Common said, on August 5, 2014 at 8:08 am

      Lusk, Wyoming! The name brings back a great memory from 20 years ago. After a long day of driving on two lane highways we stopped at Lusk for dinner. When we walked into a local restaurant…all locals having dinner…forty pairs of eyes turned to look intently at the strangers in town. I still remember the apple pie dessert.


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