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LECTURE: Jim Bridger, Trailblazer of the American West

Friday, June 17 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Free

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.

Details 

Date: 
Fri­day, June 17 
Time: 
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm 
Cost: 
Free 
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Organizer

Camp­bell House Museum 
Phone: 
(314) 421‑0325
Email: 
events@campbellhousemuseum.org
Website: 
www.campbellhousemuseum.org

Venue 

Camp­bell House Museum 
1508 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
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Phone: 
(314) 421‑0325
Website: 
www.campbellhousemuseum.org