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21. Historical Notes and Comments Historical Notes and Comments October//1932 One paragraph about the grave of James Bridger, commonly known as Jim Bridger.

22. James Bridger James Bridger Extensive information on Jim Bridger (1804-1881), one of the greatest Western guides from the early 1820s to the Civil War, including the founding of Fort Bridger and the site selection for the first railroad...

23. James Bridger as Westport Knew Him James Bridger as Westport Knew Him September//1968 Article collecting "a few local stories not usually found in print" about Jim Bridger, known of or living in the Kansas City area from the 1850s to the early 1880s, telling briefly of his various wives,...

24. James Bridger, the Greatest Rocky Mountain Scout James Bridger, the Greatest Rocky Mountain Scout July 1916 Biographical article about Jim Bridger, "the uncrowned king of all the Rocky Mountain scouts of half a century ago." The author relates his experiences traveling in the West and Southwest with Bridger...

25. Jim Bridger Jim Bridger June 20, 1905 Photo and entry about James Bridger, or Jim Bridger (1804-1881), "[m]ountain man, fur trader, and guide" of Westport and a native of Virginia.

26. Jim Bridger Jim Bridger 1857 Small, 19th century seated portrait of Jim Bridger. Worded on the back of the photograph as "James Bridger, father of Mrs. Wachsman. Taken for sons in 1857. Granddaughter, Mrs. Louise C. Lightle".

27. Jim Bridger Jim Bridger 1947 Copies of two paintings of Jim Bridger wearing armor on horseback in 1837 in the Far West, "the only approximation of one [a portrait] before Bridger's old age," by Alfred Jacob Miller.

28. Jim Bridger Jim Bridger 1904-1950 A collection of 54 pages of photocopied articles concerning Jim Bridger, his grave and his monument in Kansas City. These clippings were orginally located in the Special Collections mounted newspaper clippings...

29. Jim Bridger Jim Bridger May 21, 1905 Photo and chapter of the book about Jim Bridger (1804-1881), "guide, mountaineer, trapper, and Indian fighter," buried in Kansas City. Illustration of his "home in Kansas City, Missouri" by "C. M. Ismert,...

30. Jim Bridger Jim Bridger June 7, 1905 Biography of James Bridger, or Jim Bridger (1804-1881), "frontiersman," born in Richmond, Virginia. Beginning as a boy he explored the West including the Rocky Mountains. He lived intermittently at a farmhouse...

31. Jim Bridger Collection Finding Aid Jim Bridger Collection Finding Aid 1804-1881 This one box, 16 folder collection includes photographs, photocopied correspondence, newspaper clippings, and charts. The 24 photographs in this collection are primarily of Bridger relatives including...

32. Jim Bridger Monument Jim Bridger Monument Postcard of the Jim Bridger Monument

33. Jim Bridger's Son? Jim Bridger's Son? July//1953 Biographical article about western explorer and Westport resident James Bridger, or Jim Bridger, and his possible son Felix Bridger, a half-Flathead Indian.

34. Jim Bridger's Store Still Stands? Jim Bridger's Store Still Stands? December//1974 Article about the store building used for Jim Bridger's business in Westport in the mid-1800s, bought from Cyprien Chouteau, still standing at 504 Westport Road next to Boone's Trading Post, with speculations...

35. John B. Colton John B. Colton December//1970 Story of the relocation of the grave of Jim Bridger from his farmstead to Mount Washington and the discovery of his grave in about 1904 by John Colton of Kansas City, also "the youngest member of that...

36. Karst Karst Inscription on back of picture: ""Louise, this is my mother's father. His name is Karst.""

37. Louis Vasquez in Colorado Louis Vasquez in Colorado Winter, 2003 Article describes the life of mountain man Louis Vasquez, focusing on his years in Colorado. Vasquez was a contemporary of Jim Bridger, Jim Fitzpatrick, and William Sublette, and retired to Westport in...

38. Louise Catherine Wachsmann Louise Catherine Wachsmann Louise Catherine Wachsmann, daughter of Virginia Bridger Wachsmann and Albert Wachsmann, when she was five years old. ""The picture was taken by Williams and Thomson Studio, Kansas City, Missouri. This...

39. Louise Catherine Wachsmann Louise Catherine Wachsmann Louise Wachsmann, daughter of Virginia Bridger Wachsmann and Albert Wachsmann. Photo taken at 1042 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri. She was seven years old.

40. Louise Marie Edna Lightle Louise Marie Edna Lightle Inscription on back of photo: Blue eyes and blond hair, about two months old; now Mrs. Louise Davis, Riverside, Missouri. Granddaughter of Virginia Bridger Wachsmann and Albert Wachsmann, daughter of Edward...