Mountain Man Memorial

George Drouillard – was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He returned to the Cody area to engage in the fur trade in 1809 and is known for supplying information that resulted in some of the first maps of the area.

 

Jedediah Smith – was a fur trader and trapper during the period of Jim Bridger from about 1820 to 1860.

 

John Colter – was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition who returned to the Cody area in 1807 to inform the Crow that there was a fur trade post at the mouth of the Big Horn River where they could trade buffalo hides.

 

Jim Bridger  – was a renowned mountain man known as “Old Gabe”.  He pioneered the Bridger Trail through the Big Horn Basin to the gold fields in Montana. His prime years were from about 1820 to 1860.