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Jim Bridger - Mountain Man

I struggled with this one, and just had to do a double page to get what I wanted on there. The photos, including the background, were taken at Fort Bridger in 1999 when we were there. I got the photos of Jim Bridger out of a book about him that I bought. He was my great-grandfather Bridger's first cousin.

 

The journaling reads: Jim Bridger 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. He is believed to have been the first European American to see the Great Salt Lake, which he reached traveling in a bull boat. In 1830, along with other trappers, he established the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. In 1842 he built a trading post, later named Fort Bridger. Places named after him include: Fort Bridger, Wyoming; Bridger, Montana; the Bridger Mountains; and Bridger-Teton National Forest.


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This is great! Very nice layout, and I can see why you'd need a double. I really like the orange flowers that pop some color out, too!

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This is fantastic. Just love the journaling. Super layout. I really found it very interesting. TFS.

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This is just the neatest layout! I love the history and your photos. The mountain photo makes for a great background.

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Wow! How cool to be related to Jim Bridger. Lovely layout, Joyce and what a great story. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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