Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Fort Bridger” in chapter 15 of Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States.:
...alleys were, in the summer-time, oases, where wood, water, and fine pasturage, invited and rejoiced the first pioneers.
But it was only by comparison with the surrounding region that such a nook as Fort Bridger could be considered a favored spot.
In their dire need, however, the storm-pressed wayfarers looked toward it as a city of refuge in a solitude of snow.
Fort Bridger itself was only the ruins ...
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