Pioneer: Jim Bridger (Nick - 4th Grade)
Jim Bridger was born in 1804. He was probably the first white man to see the Great Salt Lake. He was a fur-trapper and trader who spent many years in this area. He built Fort Bridger, Wyoming, in 1843. It was an important supply stop for the pioneers coming to Utah. I admire his pioneer qualities of self-reliance, adventure, sacrifice, and courage.