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LECTURE: Jim Bridger, Trailblazer of the American West
Friday, June 17, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pmFree
Jim Bridger lived a life that legends are made of, not just as a mountain man but as co-owner of Fort Bridger during the days of the Oregon and California Trails. Bridger then guided map makers and Smithsonian scientists and ultimately played a crucial in keeping soldiers and travelers alive during the Plains Indian wars in the 1860’s.
Jerry Enzler, an award wining historian and museum director, brings to light a wealth of new information about this iconic frontiersman, including new information from the Campbell papers.True West Magazine just announced its 2022 Best of the West awards, and Enzler’s Bridger biography won the Reader’s Choice Nonfiction Award.
Copies of the book of the same title will be available for purchase and autograph.