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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 708 at the 2010 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.GeographyBridger is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.80sqmi, all of it land. The Clark's Fork of the Yellowstone River runs through the eastern part of the town.HistoryThe 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.ClimateAccording to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bridger has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps. Bridger is in Montana. Make your own Bridger vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our United States trip itinerary planning site.
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