1823 - Fur men winter in the Rockies

Green Lake in the Wind River Range, in eastern Wyoming.

       The vanguard of the now famed fur trade, made economically viable by the popularity of beaver felt hats on the streets of London and Paris, has now reached country that will become very familiar to them over the next twenty years.


        Jedediah Smith, Jim Bridger, and Thomas Fitzpatrick winter in the Wind River region, north of the Laramie River country.