Fort Bridger, Wyoming Indian Wars Territorial Document & Mary Carter Check, ca. 1870s-1880s. W. A. Carter was a sutler and probate judge at Fort Bridger from 1859 until his death in 1881. After his death Carter's widow, Mary Elizabeth (Hamilton) Carter, took her husband's place as post trader until 1890. William Alexander Carter known as "Mr. Fort Bridger" was the most important individual at Fort Bridger, Wyoming and a key player in the economic development of the intermountain west. Carter's personality and the Fort were so intimately connected that to many contemporaries Fort Bridger was "Carter's Fort." Territorial check form Fort Bridger, Wyoming Territory, signed by Mary E. Carter post trader, Executive of estate W. A. Carter, Deceased. Also a Indian Wars appointment (In part) to Sergeant in Company "H" of the Fourth regiment of U. S. Infantry in the service of the United States, to rank as such from the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy six, (1876)... Given under my hand at the Head Quarters of the Regiment at Fort Bridger, W. Ty. (Wyoming Territory). This eleventh day of January in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and Seventy six, (1876). (Signed) by F. F. Flint Colonel 4th Infantry. Check measures approximately 8.25" x 3.75". Document 14.50" x 9.50".

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