Fort Bridger was an important stop for pioneers heading west. At this point, the trail split and pioneers continued their journey on either the Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail, or the California Trail. Fort Bridger was also a Pony Express stop. The author uses her own photographs to show the old fort which contains Jim Bridger’s home, blacksmith shop, and trading post. A highlight of the old fort is seeing one of the few remaining wagons that actually traveled the Oregon Trail in the 1800’s. The presentation also shows slides of the fort when the control of it passed to the U.S. Army later in the 1800’s. This PowerPoint can easily be adapted for a variety of age levels.