Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wednesday in Wyoming - January 2, 2019

Fort Bridger guide in costume
Happy New Year and welcome back to Fort Bridger! I found so many interesting things that I wanted to share with you that it's going to take several months to finish.

The first stop on any visitor's tour ought to be the sutler's store. It was here that families who were living on the post bought everything from foodstuffs to saddles to hats to bathtubs. Yes, bathtubs.

Currently, in addition to showcasing the goods that were once sold in the store, it serves as the visitor's center. It's here that you have the opportunity to have your questions answered, and - if you arrive at the right time - to tour the fort with an authentically costumed guide.

As attractive as her costume is, I can tell you that the bustle made sitting a bit of a challenge. I also wouldn't want to be wearing multiple layers of long skirts and long sleeves in a hot Wyoming summer. There are definite advantages to living in the 21st century.

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