Jim Bridger Historic Trail Historical

Jim Bridger Historic Trail Historical (HM1UEJ)

Location: Worland, WY 82401 Washakie County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 2.844', W 107° 57.924'

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In 1864 an alternate route to the goldfields of western Montana was needed due to frequent hostile actions along the Bozeman Trail. Though the Civil War raged on, the Nation continued its westward expansion through the efforts of men like Jim Bridger. A trapper, explorer, trader, hunter, scout and guide, Jim Bridger led miners north from the area we now call Fort Caspar. From there the trail led northwesterly through the southern Big Horn Mountains, across the Big Horn Basin, crossing the Shoshone River, into Montana through what was known as Pryor Gap, and finally rejoining the Bozeman Trail. The Bridger Trail reduced the threat of hostile actions against emigrants heading north and proved an important route in the settlement of the Northwest.

The Bridger Trail crossed the Big Horn River approximately 12 miles southwest of here, near where the community of Heiber stands today. The original Bridger Trail passed very close to this location as it paralleled the Big Horn River on its way north.
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HM NumberHM1UEJ
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Placed ByWyoming Highway Department, the Wyoming Centennial Wagon Train, Inc. and the Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 262437 N 4881413
Decimal Degrees44.04740000, -107.96540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 2.844', W 107° 57.924'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 2' 50.64" N, 107° 57' 55.44" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 921-927 WY-433, Worland WY 82401, US
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