BRIDGER, JAMES "OLD GABE" (FAMOUS) - Jackson County, Missouri | JAMES "OLD GABE" (FAMOUS) BRIDGER - Missouri Gravestone Photos

James "Old Gabe" (Famous) BRIDGER

Mount Washington Cemetery
Jackson County,

March 17, 1804 - July 17, 1881

Celebrated as hunter, trapper, fur trader and guide. Discovered Great Salt Lake 1824, the South Pass in 1827. Visited Yellowstone lake and geyser 1830. Founded Fort Bridger 1843. Opened Overland Route by Bridger,s pass to Great Salt Lake. Was guide for U. S. exploring expeditions, Albert Sidney Johnson's army in 1857 and G. M. Dodge
in U. P. surveys and Indian campaigns 1856-66.
This monument is erected as tribute to his pioneer work by
Maj. Gen. G. M. Dodge

Contributed on 1/30/14 by tomtodd
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Submitted: 1/30/14 • Approved: 1/30/14 • Last Updated: 4/8/18 • R747235-G0-S3

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