[Reading] ➮ Jim Bridger The Grand Old Man of the Rockies (1922) ➶ E.A. Brininstool – Submitalink.info

[Reading] ➮ Jim Bridger The Grand Old Man of the Rockies (1922)  ➶ E.A. Brininstool – Submitalink.info Jim Bridger May Be Most Famous For Being, As A Youth, One Of The Two Mountain Men Who Abandoned Famed Trapper Hugh Glass After He Had Been Mauled By A Grizzly Bear It Was Hugh S Thoughts Of Revenge For This Abandonment That Fueled His Recovery And Eventual Tracking Down Of The Young Bridger James Bridger, Known As Jim Bridger 1804 1881 , Was Among The Foremost Mountain Men, Trappers, Scouts And Guides Who Explored And Trapped The Western United States During The Decades Of 1820 1850, As Well As Mediating Between Native Tribes And Encroaching Whites From Inside The Book The Western Plains And Mountains Brought Forth Thousands Of Men Noted For Their Valor, Bravery, Daring, Sagacity, Woodcraft, Frontiersmanship And Skill In Guiding Wagon Trains And Military Expeditions Across The Trackless Prairie And Barren Desert And Through Snow Capped Mountain Fastnesses On The Way To The Land Of Gold Beyond The Setting Sun, Or In Trailing And Bringing To Bay The Savage Hordes That Sternly Fought The Advances Of Civilization But Among Those Dauntless Spirits There Was One Who Stood Head And Shoulders Above All Others As The Greatest Scout, Trapper And Guide, The Most Skilled Frontiersman, And The Quietest, Most Modest And Unassuming Prairie Man In All The West That Person Was James Bridger, Major Bridger, Or, As He Was Commonly And Familiarly Known, Old Jim Bridger, The Grand Old Man Of The Rockies No History Of The American Western Frontier Would Be Complete Without A Sketch Of The Life Of This Remarkable Man. Great historyI love history told and recorded by the people who lived it Wish spoken history had been captured in this time If you have any curiosity about the American West, and Jim Bridger in particular, this is a good one Very short, easy read It lends some insight into the Bridger character in the movie The Revenant, and whether he could have done what he is portrayed as doing in it Old Jim Bridger, as he was known, was renowned as a hunter, guide, trapper, scout, tracker, and man He was kind, gentle, and honest, not the attributes you automatically ascribe to a Mountain Man, let alone the epitome of a Mountain Man A shrewd judge of character, he respected and liked Kit Carson, but had nothing good to say about John C Fremont.He discovered the Great Salt Lake, the South Pass, and the geysers of what is now Yellowstone Park He could neither read nor write, but could draw a flawless map of any area he visited and could correct mistakes on other maps just by looking at them No one knew where to find good water, forage, or suitable camp in the Rockies better than he could Jim Bridger, man of the mountains The only regret I have is that ol Jim never learn to read or write If he had, we would probably be able to read of his exploits and adventures He gets a rare mention in the stories of Thomas Fox, and of Hugh Monroe Rising Wolf by the prolific writer James Willard Schultz Those two lived with Lack of intetestI just couldn t get interested in this book I know Jim Bridger was one of the most renowned of the mountain but the disjointed manner in which it written caused me to lose interest quick

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