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  • Bridger Road-Dry Creek Crossing



    Read All About It:

    The Bridger Road ran across the northwestern quadrant of Wyoming from near the present day city of Casper for a distance of about 225 miles into Montana, where it turned in a due westerly course leading up the Yellowstone River Valley continuing for another 200 miles to its destination at Bozeman.

    It was a wagon road primarily formed by the shod hoofs of teams--oxen, mules or horses--and the imprints of iron-banded wheels rolling under heavy loads. The road was established by Jim Bridger in 1864 to reach the bustling gold fields of western Montana. The Dry Creek Crossing is 26 miles east and slightly south of Cody in the Bighorn Basin.



    Date Added to Register:
    Friday, January 17, 1975
    East of Cody
    Big Horn County
    Smithsonian Number:


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