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Even among the mighty mountain men, Jim Bridger was a towering figure. He was one of the greatest explorers and pathfinders in American history. He couldn't write his name, but at eighteen he had braved the fury of the Missouri, ascending it in a keelboat flotilla commanded by that stalwart Mike Fink. By 1824, when he was only twenty, he had discovered the Great Salt Lake. Later he was to open the Overland Route, which was the path of the Overland Stage, the Pony Express, and the Union Pacific. One of the foremost trappers in the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, he was a legend in his own time as well as ours. He remains one of the most important scouts and guides in the history of the West.

The Christian Science Monitor has called this biography "probably the fairest portrait of Jim Bridger in existence." The New York Times has praise for a "painstaking job of research among the usual Bridger sources and among some others which have been neglected. . . . [The author] has adequately set the scene for his hero's adventures and has honestly appraised the great guide's historical stature."Other Bison Books by Stanley Vestal: Dodge City: Queen of Cowtowns, Joe Meek: The Merry MOuntain Man; The Missouri, The Old Santa Fe Trail, and Warpath: The True Story of the Fighting Sioux Told in a Biography of Chief White Bull

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Book Description University of Nebraska Press, United States, 1970. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Even among the mighty mountain men, Jim Bridger was a towering figure. He was one of the greatest explorers and pathfinders in American history. He couldn t write his name, but at eighteen he had braved the fury of the Missouri, ascending it in a keelboat flotilla commanded by that stalwart Mike Fink. By 1824, when he was only twenty, he had discovered the Great Salt Lake. Later he was to open the Overland Route, which was the path of the Overland Stage, the Pony Express, and the Union Pacific. One of the foremost trappers in the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, he was a legend in his own time as well as ours. He remains one of the most important scouts and guides in the history of the West. The Christian Science Monitor has called this biography probably the fairest portrait of Jim Bridger in existence. The New York Times has praise for a painstaking job of research among the usual Bridger sources and among some others which have been neglected.[The author] has adequately set the scene for his hero s adventures and has honestly appraised the great guide s historical stature. Other Bison Books by Stanley Vestal: Dodge City: Queen of Cowtowns, Joe Meek: The Merry MOuntain Man; The Missouri, The Old Santa Fe Trail, and Warpath: The True Story of the Fighting Sioux Told in a Biography of Chief White Bull. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780803257207

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Book Description University of Nebraska Press, United States, 1970. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Even among the mighty mountain men, Jim Bridger was a towering figure. He was one of the greatest explorers and pathfinders in American history. He couldn t write his name, but at eighteen he had braved the fury of the Missouri, ascending it in a keelboat flotilla commanded by that stalwart Mike Fink. By 1824, when he was only twenty, he had discovered the Great Salt Lake. Later he was to open the Overland Route, which was the path of the Overland Stage, the Pony Express, and the Union Pacific. One of the foremost trappers in the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, he was a legend in his own time as well as ours. He remains one of the most important scouts and guides in the history of the West. The Christian Science Monitor has called this biography probably the fairest portrait of Jim Bridger in existence. The New York Times has praise for a painstaking job of research among the usual Bridger sources and among some others which have been neglected.[The author] has adequately set the scene for his hero s adventures and has honestly appraised the great guide s historical stature. Other Bison Books by Stanley Vestal: Dodge City: Queen of Cowtowns, Joe Meek: The Merry MOuntain Man; The Missouri, The Old Santa Fe Trail, and Warpath: The True Story of the Fighting Sioux Told in a Biography of Chief White Bull. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780803257207

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Book Description University of Nebraska Press. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Jim Bridger: Mountain Man, Stanley Vestal, Even among the mighty mountain men, Jim Bridger was a towering figure. He was one of the greatest explorers and pathfinders in American history. He couldn't write his name, but at eighteen he had braved the fury of the Missouri, ascending it in a keelboat flotilla commanded by that stalwart Mike Fink. By 1824, when he was only twenty, he had discovered the Great Salt Lake. Later he was to open the Overland Route, which was the path of the Overland Stage, the Pony Express, and the Union Pacific. One of the foremost trappers in the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, he was a legend in his own time as well as ours. He remains one of the most important scouts and guides in the history of the West. "The Christian Science Monitor" has called this biography 'probably the fairest portrait of Jim Bridger in existence'. "The New York Times" has praise for a 'painstaking job of research among the usual Bridger sources and among some others which have been neglected.[The author] has adequately set the scene for his hero's adventures and has honestly appraised the great guide's historical stature'. Other Bison Books by Stanley Vestal include: "Dodge City: Queen of Cowtowns"; "Joe Meek: The Merry Mountain Man"; "The Missouri"; "The Old Santa Fe Trail"; "Warpath: The True Story of the Fighting Sioux Told in a Biography of Chief White Bull". Bookseller Inventory # B9780803257207

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