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Bridger, Jim, 1804-1881


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  • Fuller Name

    • James Felix
  • Variants

    • Bridger, James, 1804-1881
    • Bridger, James Felix, 1804-1881
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1804-03-17
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1881-07-17
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Rocky Mountain Fur Company
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Richmond (Va.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Kansas City (Mo.)
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (naf) West (U.S.)
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    • Earlier Established Forms

      • Bridger, James, 1804-1881
    • Sources

      • found: Dodge, G. M.Biographical sketch of James Bridger, 1904.
      • found: LC data base, 11-23-87(hdg.: Bridger, James, 1804-1881; usage: Bridger, James, 1804-1881; Bridger, Jim, 1804-1881)
      • found: Utah educational review, 1927:volume 21, number 2, page 80 (James Bridger in Utah, by J. Alter)
      • found: Wikipedia, 21 February 2017(Jim Bridger; James Felix Bridger (March 17, 1804, Richmond, Virginia--July 17, 1881, Kansas City, Missouri) was among the foremost mountain men, trappers, scouts and guides who explored and trapped the Western United States during the decades of 1820-1850, as well as mediating between native tribes and encroaching whites; Jim Bridger had a strong constitution that allowed him to survive the extreme conditions he encountered walking the Rocky Mountains from what would become southern Colorado to the Canada-US border; he had conversational knowledge of French, Spanish and several native languages; he would come to know many of the major European American explorers of the early west, including Kit Carson, George Armstrong Custer, Hugh Glass, John Frémont, Joseph Meek, and John Sutter; Bridger was a young contemporary of British and American pathfinders including Peter Skene Ogden, Jedediah Smith, and William Sublette; in 1830, Smith and his associates sold their fur company to Bridger and his associates naming it the Rocky Mountain Fur Company; Bridger was part of the second generation of mountain men and pathfinders who explored the American West that followed the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804)
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      • 1980-07-28: new
      • 2017-03-23: revised
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