Heritage Gateways

Official Sesquicentennial K-12 Education Project
sponsored by the Utah State Board of Education, the BYU-Public School Partnership and the Utah Education Network

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Description: 4th Grade Nick's picture to accompany his report on pioneer Jim Bridger.
Image courtesy of: Heritage Gateway Project Images, These images have been gathered to support the Sesquicentennial celebration of the immigration to Utah.

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.