James (Jim) Felix Bridger (March 17, 1804 – July 17, 1881)
Jim Bridger was a well known trapper and mountain man, I come across his name so often in my exploring I decided to make this page to link to all of it.
- He discovered the Great Salt Lake in 1824 at 20 years old.
- He was storing furs in Cache Valley in 1826.
- Helped lead Fur Trappers and Traders in Salt Lake in 1829.
- Fort Bridger, Wyoming was established in 1843 by Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez.
- He carved his name into the stone here in 1844.
- He met Brigham Young at the Little Sandy River in 1847.
- He was a guide for Captain Howard Stansbury in 1850 at Pilot Butte.
Other Markers/Monuments mentioning Jim:
- Emigration Canyon Monument
- In Honor of James Bridger
- Jackson, Wyoming
- Jim Bridger
- Little Sandy Crossing
- The Naming of a Lake
- Old Fort Bridger Pioneer Trading Post
- Bridgerland, Utah was named for him.