Jim bridger the most well-known member of the bridger family is jim bridger, mountain man , and explorer of the american northwest (primarily montana and wyoming ) many places are named for him, such as the bridger mountains of montana and the bridger mountains of wyoming , as well as the bridger-teton national forest and bridger wilderness. Two months before lewis and clark begin their epic western expedition, jim bridger is born in richmond, virginia twenty years later, bridger, heading west along the routes lewis and clark. English: jim or james bridger (march, 1804 - july 17, 1881) was a mountain man, trapper, scout and guide who explored and trapped the western united states during. Learn about jim bridger: his birthday, what he did before fame, his family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. This historical biography delves into the little known life of the great american explorer, trapper, and scout, jim bridger he starts with his youth and factually chronicles almost every known aspect of his life until his death at the old age 76.
Ott jones' sculpture of jim bridger looks west from the bozeman chamber of commerce on south 19th avenue on wednesday bridger, depicted in the oscar-nominated film the revenant, was a mountain. James bridger (old gabe) was in good company when he signed on with hugh glass, jedediah smith, and thomas fitzpatrick to be a member of general ashley's upper missouri expedition at the age of 17, he was the youngest member of the expedition this was beginning of a long and colorful career in the. Even among the mighty mountain men, jim bridger was a towering figure he was one of the greatest explorers and pathfinders in american history he couldn't write his name, but at eighteen he had braved the fury of the missouri, ascending it in a keelboat flotilla commanded by that stalwart mike fink. The material is dated and a new biography of jim bridger is needed, but this is the best available biography click here to purchase jedediah smith and the opening of the west by dale l morgan (lincoln, nebraska: bison books, 1964.
Get this from a library jim bridger, mountain man a biography [stanley vestal] -- even among the mighty mountain men, jim bridger was a towering figure, whose discovery of the great salt lake led to western expansion and settlement. A short biography of jim bridger supports the quotation by general dodge and reveals that bridger had few if any equals to his achievements as mountain man, guide, and entrepreneur bridger had over thirty years experience in the west as a trapper, mountain man, and indian fighter before he became the premier guide for the united states army in. A trail guide, a fur tracker and hunter and a fur trader jim bridger may have been one of the best outdoorsmen of all times james bridger was born on march 17, 1804 in 1812 jim's parents moved to the vicinity of st louis he was orphaned at age 12 and became a blacksmiths apprentice. James jim bridger was born on march 17, 1804, in richmond, virginia, the son of an innkeeperin 1822, he headed west and quickly became an accomplished fur trapper he would later become a partner in the rocky mountain fur company.
James w bridger jim (1804-1881) - born 17 mar 1804, richmond, virginia died 17 jul 1881, washington, missouri he was among the foremost mountain men, trappers, scouts and guides who explored and trapped the western. Get this from a library jim bridger, mountain man : a biography [stanley vestal] -- even among the mighty mountain men, jim bridger was a towering figure, whose discovery of the great salt lake led to western expansion and settlement. Jim bridger wanted nothing more than to explore virgin territory james jim 'beaver-baiter' britches bridger (b march 17, 1804 in richmond, virginia - d july 17, 1841 south side kansas city, missouri) is one of the best loved and well remembered of the pioneers of the mountainous western united states. Jim bridger was born on the eastern seaboard of the us, the week lewis and clark departed on the first epic journey of western discovery in 1822, a teenaged bridger followed their path as part of an early fur expedition up the missouri river from st louis.
Image for jim bridger (american frontiersman) bring fact-checked results to the top of your browser search learn more. Mary ann bridger, 11 recovering from measles, was in kitchen at time of massacre, died a few months after she was rescued and taken to oregon city she was the daughter of the well known mountain man, jim bridger and his indian wife, chloe tyler. Jim bridger, mountain man a biography item preview remove-circle share or embed this item topics bridger, jim, 1804-1881, frontier and pioneer life.
Those who agreed to join the party included bridger, tom fitzpatrick, william sublette, david jackson, hugh glass, jim beckwourth and jedediah smith in august 1823, bridger was a member of a party led by andrew henry. J cecil alter in his biography jim bridger relates that during bridger's first visit to yellowstone, he led his trappers through the sylvan pass to the canyons of the yellowstone river. Jim beckwourth and jim bridger: the lives and legacies of america's most famous mountain men sep 15, 2017 | unabridged by charles river editors and mark norman. The christian science monitor has called this biography probably the fairest portrait of jim bridger in existence the new york times has praise for a painstaking job of research among the usual bridger sources and among some others which have been neglected .