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An Old Frontiersman: Jim Bridger, Hunter, Guide and Scout, Dies Near New Santa Fe
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TitleAn Old Frontiersman: Jim Bridger, Hunter, Guide and Scout, Dies Near New Santa Fe
AbstractFile containing an obituary for Jim Bridger (1804-1881), "known as old frontiersman, plainsman and guide for over a quarter of a century" before dying "near New Santa Fe, in this county." Native of Virginia traveling to the Rocky Mountains in the 1820s as a fur trader, mountain man, and western guide before retiring to south of Westport after the Civil War in New Santa Fe, Missouri.
NotesOld Fort Bridger was named after him, and he has figured in half a dozen yellow-backed novels as the hero of the most thrilling exploits, as well as been the character of many other stoires and tales of a higher grade.
SourceKansas City Times
LocationVertical File: Bridger, James
Local SubjectBridger, Jim
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID119821
CONTENTdm number26322
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