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General Store Brick (Jim Bridger)

General Store Brick (Jim Bridger)

Famous Western fur trader and pioneer Jim Bridger (yes, like the Bridger Mountains) owned a general store in Kansas City from its opening in 1855 until he passed away in 1881. This brick, which was donated by podcast listener Spence, came from that store, which is now a nightclub called "Bridger's." While he spent the first 13 years of the store's existence guiding and fighting in various Western wars and skirmishes, Bridger was discharged and returned to Missouri in 1868. This store was in an area called "Westport," which was the last stop before hitting the three Western trails: the California, the Santa Fe, and the Oregon.

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