Jim Bridger, Mountain Man
He shares honors with John Colter for first discoveries in the Yellowstone Park country. He was prone to elaborate a trifle for the benefit of pilgrims and it was Jim who embroidered his story of the petrified forest by asserting that he had seen “a peetrified bird sitting on a petrified tree singing a peetrified song.”
The Clark Fork of the Yellowstone was named for Capt. Wm. Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Chief Joseph led his band of Nez Perce Indians down this river when he made his famous retreat in the summer of 1877.
Location. 45° 17.466′ N, 108° 54.858′ W. Marker is in Bridger, Montana, in Carbon County. Marker is on U.S. 310. Touch for map. This marker and statue of Jim Bridger are located in a small city park on the right of side of the road going north to Bridger
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