New book released about Jim Bridger
Author will come to Museum of the Mountain Man during Green River Rendezvous in July
by Pinedale Online!
April 29, 2021
Author Jerry Enzler has released a new book about mountain man, Jim Bridger. The book is entitled "Jim Bridger Trailblazer of the American West." The first comprehensive biography of this legendary western figure in more than 50 years. Jerry Enzler served as founding director of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for thirty-seven years. He has published many historical articles on Jim Bridger, including several for the Museum of the Mountain Manís Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal. His new book is on sale in the Museumís online trading post www.mmmuseum.com/shop. Jerry will be giving a presentation on Jim Bridger at this yearís Green River Rendezvous in July in Pinedale (www.mmmuseum.com/rendezvous. Visitors to the Museum of the Mountain Man can see an original Jim Bridger gun on display.
For those who would like more right now, Jerry is also giving a series of webinars on Jim Bridger. Thursday, April 29, 5:30 pm central time, hosted by Carnegie Stout Public Library, Dubuque, Iowa. Registration is required for this virtual Zoom event: https://forms.gle/vxeBMLpeFYs4sdsH9. Those who register will receive an email with a link to the presentation on the day of the program. The second one will be Friday, April 30th, at 6 pm central time, hosted by The Watkins Museum, Lawrence, Kansas, as part of the Portals to the Past. Click here to register: https://www.watkinsmuseum.org/portals-bridger. There will be a third webinar of May 19th.
The Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal, a publication of the Sublette County Historical Society and Museum of the Mountain Man, has published three articles about Jim Bridger by Jerry Enzler while he was researching and writing the new biography:
Volume 5, 2011 - Tracking Jim Bridger: Finding the Trail of Old Gabe
Volume 9, 2015 - Jim Bridger Challenges the HBC in Post-Rendezvous Era
Volume 11, 2017 - Otholoho and Grohean: Two Fast Horses, One Set of Tracks
Copies of the RMFT Journal are available in the Museum gift shop and online from their website Trading Post, www.mmmuseum.com. The Museum of the Mountain Man opens for the summer season on Saturday, May 1st. The Museum will be open daily from 9AM to 5PM during the summer season.