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Unformatted text preview: In the next 40 years he married 3 times to American Indian women, none of whom survived with him. Bridger's vast knowledge of many trails gave him a job as a scout and he helped the army when fighting the Indians. Bridger strongly opposed the Mormons and guided United State troops into Utah during a conflict that has been called the Utah war or Mormon war. In 1865 he guided the powder river expedition. And also became the first person to measure the bozeman trail (600 miles) from fort laramie, Wyoming to Virginia City, Montana. James Bridger was just about the most famous explorer of the American West. In honor of his travels, The Bridger Mountains, Bridger pass and Bridger National Forest are among the places named for him. And on July 17, 1881 James Bridgers life came to an end, just near Kansas City....
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