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“Fur trade”

Museum of the Mountain Man
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Pinedale
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Pinedale region was at the heart of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade, which supplied precious beaver pelts to the fashion industries of Europe and the eastern United States. Mountain men like Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Thomas Fitzpatrick and William Sublette carved their legends here, and opened the way for the pioneers of the Oregon Trail. The Museum of the Mountain Man shares a comprehensive collection of Rocky Mountain fur trade journals, relics such as Jim Bridger’s Rifle and the finest Native American sheephorn bow still in existence. Opened May through October and winter season by appointment.
Ellenton, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fur trade”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

I was attending a fur trade symposium put on by the Museum. I had an outstanding experience inhanced by the Museum's Fur Trade and Mountain Man collections

Visited September 2012
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Craig
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

well worth the $5.00 it cost at the time of our visit. Spent a bit over an hour there. Lots to see especially if you have an interest in old guns

Visited September 2012
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Missouri Valley, Iowa
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“So interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed this for different reasons. He traps and so has a kindred spirit with these men. To me, this was history of our country. Did you ever think of the impact a fashion trend and a desire to be in style has on a person or a country? Here you will see how the desire to have a beaver skin hat or accessory drove men west to trap beaver and thus blazing trails to the unknown. Go here and see how Native Americans invented and shared with these men. There is also an amazing survival story about a pioneer woman.

Visited August 2012
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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210 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“One perspective only”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

This museum was interesting but absolutely venerated white trappers, perpetuating myths about Native Americans.

Visited August 2012
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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98 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Who knew, is right!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

What an experience. Incredible displays, great artifacts and lots of varitation. Above all, what a great setting to learn about these trailblazers. My husband has been interested in this history for years and he was like a kid in a candy store. I especially enjoyed being able to read all of the original letters on display. Certainly gives you a feeling of what these true pioneers experienced. A must see.

Visited August 2012
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