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Fort Bridger State Park - Fall

Fort Bridger is located three miles south of Evanston, Wyoming in the southwestern quadrant of the state. Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez built a trading post there in 1843 to service the pioneers that were traveling to Oregon and California. Mormons forcibly took possession of the fort in the early 1850s over the strong objections of Bridger. In 1858 a U.S. Military post was established there. Today the fort is maintained by the Wyoming Park Service. Several buildings dating from the military period are preserved and an excellent replica of Bridger's trading post has been constructed within the park. A small museum displays artifacts from the period.

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