Bridger Valley, Wyoming

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Bridger Valley is a landform of Uinta County, Wyoming where Fort Bridger was established in 1843 to service emigrant traffic. For the next century, the region served as a crossroads for the "California/Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail, the Pony Express Route, the Transcontinental Railroad, and the Lincoln Highway. Today, the valley is a historic byway, incorporating the small towns of Fort Bridger, Urie, Mountain View, and Lyman".[1] Bridger Valley Historic Byway[1] is an approximately 20 mile loop showcasing some of Wyoming's most treasured historical sites.[2]

Bridger Valley would include the towns of Millburne and Robertson, in addition to the towns mentioned above, in Bridger Valley. Towns in the vicinity of Bridger Valley include Carter, Lonetree, and the ghost town of Piedmont. Bridger Valley is 38 miles east of Evanston.

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  1. ^ a b "Bridger Valley Historic Byway". Wyoming: forever west. WyomingTourism.org. Archived from the original on 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2010-10-28. The Byway area was, for a century, a crossroads for the California/Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail, the Pony Express Route, the Transcontinental Railroad, and the Lincoln Highway. Incorporating the towns Fort Bridger, Urie, Mountain View, and Lyman, ... Bridger Valley Historic Byway is an approximately 20 mile loop [that] runs from I-80 Exit 34 and rejoins the interstate at Exit 48. 
  2. ^ [dead link]"Bridger Valley," Alliance for Historic Wyoming. 2005. Retrieved 2010-02-06.[dead link]

Coordinates: 41°17′N 110°20′W / 41.283°N 110.333°W / 41.283; -110.333