Jim Bridger By J. Cecil Alter


“Already a classic, Jim Bridger moves into the ranks of the masterpieces of mountain men literature. Would that all of this reckless breed had been served so well by their biographers as Mr. Alter serves Jim…For everybody who is interested in the real West and the real Jim Bridger this biography…is a must.” -California Historical Society Quarterly


J. Cecil Alter tells us Jim Bridger “was among the first white men to use the Indian trail over South Pass; he was first to taste the waters of the Great Salt Lake, first to report a two-ocean stream, foremost in describing the Yellowstone Park phenomena, and the only man to run the Big Horn River rapid on a raft; and he originally selected the Crow Creek-Sherman-Dale Creek route through the Laramie Mountains and Bridger’s Pass over the Continental Divide, which were adopted by the Union Pacific Railroad.

ISBN – 978-0-8061-1509-2

358 Pages

University of Oklahoma Press, 1962