1847 - Bridger guides Mormons to Utah

        Jim Bridger agrees to guides the Mormons to Salt Lake via the route he found down Cache Creek, in 1823.  Bridger lived to regret this decision.  He had little use for Brigham Young, and perhaps that was the reason the xenophobic Mormons destroyed his trading post on Black's Fork several years later.  Bridger was not sheepish about saying that guiding the Mormon's to Utah had been one of the few big mistakes he had made in his life.