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Bridger, Montana

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Bridger is a town in Carbon County, Montana, United States. It is part of the Billings, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 662 at the 2020 census. The town of Bridger was named for the scout Jim Bridger. Residents originally wanted to name the town after George Town, one of the original settlers, but Town encouraged residents to name the newly founded town after his old friend Jim Bridger. The Bridger Trail passes to the southeast of the town of Bridger. History The Bridger Post Office was officially established on October 29, 1898 with Jno. M. Babcock as the town's first postmaster. In December 2014, construction began on a large wind farm, Mud Springs Wind Ranch, with 120 wind turbines, at a site 12 miles southeast of Bridger. The project was renamed Pryor Mountain Wind Project and was completed in late 2020. Geography Bridger is located on Montana Secondary Highway 310 which runs through the town. The Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone Riv
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