Ft Jim Bridger, western Wyoming: Colorful old dude. He is a retired Baptist preacher. (Kind of looks like you'd expect one to look, doesn't he?) The blacksmith shop at Ft Bridger, named for mountain man Jim Bridger (who incidentally is buried but a few feet from my dear friend Charlie Blackmar in Independence, Mo.) Anyway, this old preacher learned the craft in his retirement and is a volunteer at the Ft Bridger State Historic site.
Well worth a visit if you are ever out in western Wyoming just off I-80.
Great quote from this guy, "If you don't learn to live with Mother Nature out here, she'll kill you."
Maybe not the place to spend winter.
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