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.