James Bridger, Trapper, Frontiersman, Scout, and Guide; A Historical Narrative

Salt Lake City: Shepard Book Company, 1925. First. hardcover. With which is incorporated a verbatim copy, annotated of James Bridger, A Biographical Sketch by Maj. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge. 18 plates. xvii, 546pp. Small 4to, red cloth. Salt Lake City: Shepard Book Company, (1925). Limited First Edition. Very good. very good.

Signed by the author. One of 1000 copies. Bridger began as fur trapper in 1822. "During the next twenty years...he repeatedly traversed the area between the Canadian boundary and the southern line of Colorado and from the Missouri River westward to Idaho and Utah. He was the first white man, so far as is known to visit (fall of 1824) Great Salt Lake...he established a way-station, Fort Bridger, on the Oregon Trail in southwestern Wyoming in 1843." Dictionary of American Biography III, p. 33. Later in life, Bridger became a military scout and guide. Howes A-191.

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