Jim Bridger
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 41° 19.106 W 110° 23.333
12T E 551147 N 4574287
This statue commemorates the tremendous contribution to the settling of the West made by Jim Bridger.
Waymark Code: WM9WHC
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 10/05/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member caverspencer
Views: 14

Jim Bridger was well known during his life and after-wards as a teller of tall tales. Some of Bridger's stories—about the geysers at Yellowstone, for example—proved to be true. Others were clearly intended to amuse. Thus, one of Bridger's stories involved a "petrified forest" in which there were "petrified birds" singing "petrified songs" (though he may have seen the petrified trees in the Tower Junction area of what is now Yellowstone National Park). Over the years, Bridger became so associated with the tall-tale form that many stories invented by others were attributed to him.

Supposedly one of Bridger's favorite yarns to tell to greenhorns was about being pursued by one hundred Cheyenne warriors. After being chased for several miles, Bridger found himself at the end of a box canyon, with the Indians bearing down on him. At this point, Bridger would go silent, prompting his listener to ask, "What happened then, Mr. Bridger?" Bridger would reply, "They kilt me."
Marker Name: Jim Bridger

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Group Responsible for Placement: Fort Bridgewr Historical Association

Date Dedicated: 8/8/2008

Marker Number: None

Web link(s) for additional information: [Web Link]

Addtional Information: Not listed

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